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We have a persitant weed that winds it self around several trees and bushes in our garden. It will climb as high as you like.
I have tried to trace it back to its source, have manages to eradicate a lot of it. But it seems to spead every where, under the earth or grass.
The root is a creamy white colour and is very healthy! At the surface and above ground its quite thin and wraps around anything vertical. Below ground if I try and pull it out it snaps easily and seems to be well established.
Sounds like bind weed to me - get some roundup and spray !! May take several sprayings before you begin to control it. I have it and after 7 years, I've still got it. LOL
I've found that if you put a cane in next to each plant, encourage it to twine around it and just as it's thinking about flowering zap it with glycosphate (ie roundup) then it will die. Of course if you've got a lot then you may have a forest of canes, but it really does work
The problem with bindweed is, if your garden isn't the source from which the weed is growing and its coming from your neighbours, like mine. You cannot completely get rid of it. All you can do is control the infestation yearly.
Good advise, will try your recomendations - Thanks!