Outdoor Climbing Ivy Dying I have climbing ivy on the side of my house that has been healthy for many many years. About 2 weeks ago it started losing leaves. Now it has only about 1/4 of the leaves it had just one month ago. I have never trimmed, fertilized, watered or performed any other form of care. All of the sudden it appears to be dying - very quickly. I do not know what type of ivy except I believe it is a variegated type (leaves are green & white). I live in southern Michigan and we have had some unusual weather this summer but not 100 year type unusual. One thing I do have a lot of is eastern moles. Is it possible they have undermined the root system?