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We have hedges and fences around our garden and unfortunately both neighbours refuse to pull their bindweed up as they say its pretty:/ they don't care for their gardens, they're left to run pretty wild so I'm fighting a losing battle every Spring onwards:/
Bindweed is easy to eradicate. Persistence is,important........to spray perhaps 3 times in the growing season. Had lots of it but now nothing at all. Spray when first new clump emerges (don't wait until its grown a foot or more). Spraying these rosettes means less chemical needed. Keep watch for further shoots and spray these. A full growing season of this treatment ensures success. I have used the cane treatment too when a shoot has escaped my eye and this works well too. ,
I am currently clearing a friend's garden of bindweed, nettles, etc that has been neglected for years and with the same success. You need to decide,on at least 3 summer sprays and do it
What are you spraying bindweed with?
What can you do when it is growing up thro' the grass in your lawn?
Keep the grass mowed, Batana. I had some in my lawn but, having mown it down regularly, there's no sign of it, now.
I put some in a large pot and grow it up a trellis every year, because the flowers are lovely. You have to watch the roots trying to escape from the bottom, though!
Aceria malherbae (Eriophyidae) mite as a biocontrol?
I always wanted to try an experiment on bind weed using a syringe with weed killer and injecting it into bind weed to see the results
You'd need a very fine needle