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Bind weed on my allotment any ideas how to get rid of I am looking at strimming it down and digging out as much root as possible and maybe using some sort of weed killer. Would this work or is there any other way all ideas welcome



which bind weed steve is it big leaves with white trumpet flowers or the one with little sticky balls that you threw on your mates clothes when you were a youngster

26 Aug, 2012


just looked at destroying bindweed/round up recomended used when flowering may need three aplications if you have room spray if not paint brush the leaves may take three weeks if you dig and break roots it will grow tenfold best i can do wait for more answers .. some good advice comes on here

26 Aug, 2012


I think the only solution apart from Roundup/glyphosate is to cover the area with black polythene or carpet for a year or two (or three!!!)

26 Aug, 2012


If you strim it you cut it into many pieces, all of which will try to root!

26 Aug, 2012


i have found spraying roundup type weedkillers from september on quite effective. the weedkiller gets taken down into the underground storage parts. and then those sections die off over winter. I tend to spray 3 times beginning/mid/end september. as the plant is also getting ready for winter dormancy it will translocate the poison down.

26 Aug, 2012


I agree not to strim, you need the top growth to be there to take the spray down.....

26 Aug, 2012


Spray several lengths together put into a plastic bag tie it up and leave until dead. The weed killer needs to get to the roots to do the job. Good luck.

30 Aug, 2012

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