Posted: 02/03/2015 at 11:19
If you've got roots, you'll get leaves. They will start growing in 2-4wks depending on where you live in the country.
I've had and still have issues with bindweed. You can dig out root that is shallow and if your soil will release it easily. I have sandy soil and enough experience to get most root out. Obviously, with less root, there's less nuisance weed about but please please don't do this if you are not experienced. One tiny piece makes a whole new vigorous plant
I'm still tackling bindweed in my front garden and I know from experience last year that two sprays at intervals during the growing season is NOT enough. Some say that spraying while the plant is in flower Is best but it must be done consistently for an entire year, this weed doesn't give up the fight.
One tip is if you have to spray near other plants or nextdoor neighbours: I use a bucket or large plant pot with the bottom cut off, pulling the bindweed into it, and spraying inside the bucket. then I leave the bucket in situ and return when all top growth is dead.