Posted: 23/07/2014 at 18:56
When we bought our last house we had rampant bindweed up to the first floor windows and all over the garden.
We pulled the bindweed down from the walls and fences, but didn't pull the roots up - we then walked over the leaves to bruise them and then sprayed thoroughly with a weedkiller containing glyphosate. We then left the whole area untouched until all the bindweed had gone brown. This took several weeks. This showed that the glyphosate had been drawn back into the roots and killed them too. The above was done in mid summer when the bindweed was in active growth.
Only then did we pull it up and dig the garden.
While we still had to spray the occasional shoot that came in from next door, we had no problems with bindweed in our garden