Found This Site. (Bindweed)

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2:12 PM - Mar 31, 2003 #1

On Bindweed. This company is actually based in the same county as me. Having second
thoughts about planting this stuff, although it would be running a fence well away from the house. What would you recommend?
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PS. Take a closer look at that site. Quite a bit of info
there. In particular, take a look at the My Garden link, from the home page.




Here's a better link to the home page.





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6:16 PM - Mar 31, 2003 #2

It's really mental stuff when it gets going Yoho. I've been trying to dig it out for 5 years now. It also strangles anything else it winds itself round. I wouldn't recommend it unless you want to be over-run.
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7:52 PM - Mar 31, 2003 #3

H2 - Don't even THINK about putting this stuff in your garden! It really is How about a nice evergreen honeysuckle instead??? think it's called Lonicera Henryii !
Salli - try letting it climb up a cane, then once it's really got going, then carefully paint all the leaves with a weedkiller containing glyphosate. might need a few treatments, but it's a lot easier than trying to dig it out. When you dig it, you break the roots & EVERY root piece - no matter how small - will grow into a new plant
I don't paerticularly like using chemicals in my garden, BUT there ARE exceptions..............& bindweed is one of them!
Good luck!
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10:21 PM - Mar 31, 2003 #4

Clever idea with the before/after pics on the website Yoho, Thanks for that.
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10:51 PM - Mar 31, 2003 #5


We have been really lucky because it only grows up the hawthorns and makes a really pretty addition....the hawthorns are tougher than that so it's okay.
I wouldn't be happy for it to take over but so far so good, long may that continue.
It's been there for many years as there wasn't a thing in this garden when we moved in...Oh I tell a lie there was a dogwood bush and millions of weeds
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6:13 AM - Apr 01, 2003 #6

That's exactly what I want it for, Louisa. Think I will go ahead. Can you dig me up a few roots, and post them to me please.
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11:27 AM - Apr 01, 2003 #7

Thanks for the advice Jo. Sounds like a better idea. And Yoho, you'd better make a note of that too, cos you're going to need it 2 years from now!
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4:10 AM - Apr 03, 2003 #8

We have trouble with bindweed in the US, too. I always seem to get it when I order manure. Cows must like to eat it and well, you know the rest. If it (the seeds) can live through a cows digestive system and then dry out for a long period of time, you know it's a tough one.
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5:44 AM - Apr 03, 2003 #9

Looks like this stuff really does spread, in more ways than one.
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7:53 AM - Apr 03, 2003 #10

If your looking for something that will give colour on a barren area and it has no chance of spreading to cultivated areas what about hypericum calycinum?
Sox used to use this when landscaping difficult areas in town developments. Personally he hated it simply because it spread like mad but in the right situation it does make a beautiful show.
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9:32 AM - Apr 03, 2003 #11

Thanks Pip. Will look that one up.
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