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16/09/2013 at 16:49

Bindweed from a neighbouring garden has wrapped itself around my pampas grass - I've tried pulling the weed out but its difficult and very unkind to hands and takes forever; my vocabulary has however benefitted from the exercise.   Is Round up gel a good option?   I've not used Round up in any form and would appreciate your advice.

Many thanks,

17/09/2013 at 13:09

What I'd do is get either the gel or spray, stick the bindweed in a bucket and use a paintbrush to treat it. That way, you can target the weed, but not have to worry about the product getting onto the pampas. Keep it in the bucket for a day or two. Roundup is brilliant for me, I tend to use the spray, although I have the gel as well. You will notice die-back within a week

19/09/2013 at 08:11

We use Revolva which only comes as a spray though.  Similar to Round up or Weedol but you can actually see it working within an hour or so!

19/09/2013 at 08:15

You can buy it concentrated to dilute down, Ally. Most GCs and places like B&Q sell it. Far better than any other weedkillers. 

19/09/2013 at 10:50

Many thanks for your replies - I've wound the bindweed around a cane and applied  the spray; here's hoping!

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