We are getting to old to maintain it on the side of the house, don't relish climbing ladders anymore. It looks lovely in all it's fall glory and the fresh green leaves in spring and summer frame my little courtyard on one side, I have English ivy on a high fence on the other side, this is not a problem as we take the hedge trimmer to it every spring.
Now that the leaves are gone we though cutting a section out just above ground to about two feet might kill this ivy, I don't mind the framework staying on the stucco, in fact I like the rustic look of it, the twiggy bits will snap off when dry and I've seen birds taking bits for their nests.
Now the short stump still in the ground, don't want to and not going to dig, I have an old bottle of vinegar in the house will this work if I drill a hole in the stump and keep pouring vinegar in? Those toxic herbicides sold for so many years have been banned here, we can still get Roundup but I won't use it.