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Bindweed or not?

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 22:50

This forum rarely fails to ID a plant eventually but we're not so good at getting rid of some of them.

I found some of this today after I'd hacked my way through blackthorn and alder suckers, got OH to take the Allen scythe through some long grass, pulled off loads of goose grass and ivy and there it was, looking very cheerful. Anything else would have been dead.

It loves a bit of moist soil and it's had that for about a year now. It will have been under water twice.

 

Butterflies

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 22:45

Perhaps mine are about to turn up Fishy

I think the old socks are about attracting moths to sugar Edd. then you take a torch and a camera and see what you've got. The wine is for those doing the job

Bindweed or not?

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 22:41

whether or not it's a weed depends who you ask Debs, I added a link to my previous post.

It's lovely but you've found its downside.

Weeding or weedkillers but I think it infiltrates which makes it difficult

Bindweed or not?

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 22:37

Houttounia cordata

http://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/8842/Houttuynia-cordata/Details

 

Bindweed or not?

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 22:33

But re-reading your original post I'm thinking this isn't like bindweed in that it climbs, just in the roots. Is that right?

Are they open flowers like a daisy, or tubular flowers or bell like?

Bindweed or not?

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 22:23

Hi Debs, the link says it's currently unavailable

Then there's Black Bryony,

 http://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/black-bryony

the leaves of that are more like bindweed but I've never noticed a smell

 

 

Bindweed or not?

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 22:13

Can you see any replies Debs?

ID help please

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 22:08

It won't daisy. I think that's what Mike is checking. Lots of perennials will come back for a second, late, flowering if you cut back after the first bash. A paeony won't

Bindweed or not?

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 22:02

Sounds like Solanum dulcamara, bittersweet, woody nightshade. That's really pungent, especially when it goes through a shredder

any help for a ring barked tree? :-(

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 21:24

If the bark has gone all round the tree there's nothing you can do to save it, sorry

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