The other day walking through the woods I saw they were covered in ivy. This is the English Ivy that has escaped into the forests around us here in Victoria. It's covering all the ground and climbing up into the trees. Some people plant it as a ground cover but after a few years they're sorry they did. It's a terribly invasive plant.
First it sleeps, then it creeps, then it LEAPS. That's the little verse I heard about this invasive species. Thinking of the ivy leaping into the trees is kind of creepy. Whenever I find it in my yard I rip it out mercilessly--along with the other bane, Scotch Broom.