Posted: 31/07/2013 at 18:51
This issue of bindweed is a regular one. I find it a very easy weed to eradicate. It needs to be sprayed during the growimg season when it is at its most vigorous. Best routine is to spray the initial rosettes in early spring. Then to spray any further shoots when seen. To apply a third on shoots seen after this. 6 hours of dry weather, and cloudy weather is better than bright sunshine.
There are many techniques....I have used most of them. Wrapping tendrils around a bamboo cane and spraying the gathered foliage.. Carefully unwrapping from host plants and spraying foliage on the ground.
I had a garden full of bindweed..my neighbours have it and it was suffocating my raspberries and other plants. Not a trace remains. I'm currenly helping a friend clear her garden of bindweed with the same success. I think it was Fairygirl who suggested Resolva is best brand and I think she is right. That gel is not too good.