What is Bindweed ?
It is the very annoying weed with attractive pinkish white bell shaped flowers and green arrow shaped leaves that winds its way across your garden, under and over fences. Up the stems of garden plants and boundary hedges making a suffocating tangled mess of foliage. It is a gardeners nightmare, a single bindweed weed grows up to five feet in length from a deep strong root.
If left untreated it spreads and covers plants and shrubs in your garden suffocating them.
Bindweed comes from
Keeping a garden free of bindweed.
What's good about Bindweed?
Nothing, but grudgingly I suppose I quite like the delicate flowers which give of a soft fragrance and are Bee and other insects friendly. On the other hand, so are the plants and flowers it will eventually kill off and replace with a suffocating tangled mess of vine! Kill it and control new growth.
The only sure way to control it is to kill the whole plant including the green and the roots, contact type weed-killers kill the leaves and stem, but leave the roots alive, to grow again.
Don't be frightened off by the price, this two Litre bottle (360) Dilutes to treats up to 3332 sq/m
Strongest Weed killer available online in the U.K. For uncertified Use. Contains 360 g/l glyphosate,
One Litre Treats Over 0.4 of an Acre Offering the Best Value Available.
Gallup Home&Garden is a domestic weed killer that contains 360 g/l glyphosate for effective control of annual and deep-rooted perennial garden weeds, including grass, docks, nettles, Willow herb, dandelion and bindweed. Kills most weeds in one application with no need to re-apply. A single two litre bottle treats up to 3332 sq/m.
Always check Strength actually is 360g/l when buying concentrated Glyphosate weed-killer from other sources.
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Just to add to the help page on controlling or eliminating Bindweed. I thought your subscribers might find this addition helpful.
Having done battle with Bindweed in my garden when I lived in Cardiff (where it rained regularly) over many years, and noting your aversion to glycophospate, I found that the way to overcome the plants was to unpick the creeper off the garden plants, minimising damage to the Bindweed, and to gather its stems and leaves -everything above ground - into polythene bags, so the bags would end up upside down and the plant would remain viable (for a few days). I would then apply/spray the gylcophospate into the polythene bag and then gently tie it off at its open end, and leave the weedkiller to do its work over several days. This allowed the toxins to be carried well into the root system over several days, minimised the amount of weedkiller needed, meant that it could be used right next to delicate garden plants - and was a solution that worked even when was raining regularly.
I thought Bindweed was bad. I moved house to Reading, and discovered Horsetail, and that dealing with Bindweed was like being on the Kindergarten slopes of weed control. I still have roofing felt sheets down after 3 years and stuff popping up wherever it likes (even through the felt sheeting in places).