Posted: 03/08/2013 at 11:45
Verdun wrote (see)
To dig out bind weed is to propagate it. Every tiny piece of root....well, roots. Glyphosate, used correctly, will work
Physical removal is possible, but entails many hours with a riddle and a keen eye. I've done it once with a smallish garden. It requires tenacity and time.
Glyphosate knocks it back, but it depends on how extensive the root system is. I get smaller plants growing from small sections of root that have survived. Again, it requires tenacity.
Treating the stuff with gel would be an expensive option (unless working with a small infestation). I've had a mixed success with the gel on bramble. Again, tenacity seems to be the word. It may take more than one application, depending on the size of the root run. The bramble is coming through a drystone wall ovelooking a pond, so spraying is definitely not an option.