Dealing with bindweed

There have been several reports recently of bindweed on or near plots which, if left unchecked, can spread rapidly and will twine around other plant stems, smothering them in the process.

It is not easy to remove as they persist from a perennial root system. The roots are usually white and brittle and if broken, are able to regenerate from the smallest sections.

The RHS offers some sound advice, on both chemical and cultural control and eradication of this pernicious weed, on their website >>


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