Answer: By grape ivy I am assuming you mean Hedera helix, the evergreen ivy. This plant, as were many evergreens, was stressed last year by the drought and as a result, may show more winterdamage than usual. With normal rainfall, the plant should recover. Usually it does no harm to cut this back in spring and summer, but a fall trim may stimulate a new flush of growth that will be less hardened by winter and thus more likely to suffer some winter damage.
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