Posted: 10/06/2012 at 18:06
I have to say thank you all so much for wonderful advice, since the begining of May, Thursday has been my bindweed day!! All new shoots get staked, week old shoots high up the bamboo stake get uncoiled, placed into a small plastic bag and sprayed. The bag gets tied on and I spray inside the bag once more the following week also. I have to say it is having a huge effect. One bed it appears to be almost eradicated, this bed it totally free from all plants, I know as soon as I start to dig it over and put some plants in there, I will shake up the roots, so I am taking my time. I have two very full neglected beds that I am also working on, but because there are plants in these beds, the bindweed appears more prolific. I have my routine down to a tee now. It requires dedication, and if I miss just one plant I pay the price the following week. My neigbours think I am crazy with little knotted plastic bags all over the garden.