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By Jvt

Warwickshire, United Kingdom Gb

I hope i have attached a photo of what i think must be a very common weed. What is it and what is the best way to get rid of it please?




Bindweed(the one with white flower).Pernicious weed! you need to try and dig roots right out if you want to get rid of it.They are difficult to rid your garden of but you need to keep on digging it out..Some people like it.It has lots of attractive flowers but it will run riot and climb up you fences,tall plants etc!

14 Oct, 2012


Sorry, forgot to say it's genus (plant name ) is Convolvulus.

14 Oct, 2012


If you haven't got much, isolate the stem and glyphosate it. If there's a lot not mixed with anything else spray the lot. Digging out the roots is good if you can, but they can go down six feet and they are very brittle. Then keep a look out and remove every bit that regrows as soon as you see it. If there is some in amongst plants you want to keep get it to twine round canes. Then lay the canes flat, protect surrounding plants and spray with glyphosate. You will need to do this again next year unless very lucky. It can take several years to get rid of a bad infestation.

14 Oct, 2012


i have this in my garden too, it does sprout up everywhere but with constant yanking you can keep it down and contained to where u want it, it strangled my clematis before i knew it had even done it, the flowers are pretty and it grows up behind my bin area wildly but this year i pulled it out and it died away pretty quickly leaving horrible brown tangles everywhere, i have read on how to get rid of it properly but it seems alot of work, you need to dig the whole root out and by what iv read there pretty deep and huge so i just pull it out as far down to the ground as i can, before it gets a chance to take on anything, hope this helps, if not were stuck with it ha ha

14 Oct, 2012


Thank you all, really appreciate all of the advice.

14 Oct, 2012


i have an on going battle with bindweed, but i now just keep it trimmed back and look forward to the flowers each year!

15 Oct, 2012

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