Bindweed

Bindweed

Postby jdfi » Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:12 am

Hello guys,

Does anyone have any tips of how to eradicate bindweed, please?
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Re: Bindweed

Postby arborlad » Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:55 am

Bindweed is very susceptible to glyphosate, so Roundup, either spray or gel depending on the circumstances. Follow directions on the container.
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Re: Bindweed

Postby MacadamB53 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:02 am

Hi jdfi,

my gardener cousin recommends giving it something to climb up so there's plenty of growth to spray/gel.

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Re: Bindweed

Postby despair » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:45 am

carefully unwind it from whatever its climbing up

cut the bottom off a 2 litre fizzy drink bottle or milk bottle

feed the bindweed through the narrow end and coil it in a ball at the base

then spray into the bottle lots of Glyphosate

it wont hurt other plants but will go back to the roots of the bindweed

otherwise only very careful digging is the only way to clear heavy infestations ensuring not one single inch remains in the soil to start a new infestation
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Re: Bindweed

Postby arborlad » Sun Jun 28, 2015 12:08 pm

despair wrote:carefully unwind it from whatever its climbing up

cut the bottom off a 2 litre fizzy drink bottle or milk bottle

feed the bindweed through the narrow end and coil it in a ball at the base

then spray into the bottle lots of Glyphosate

it wont hurt other plants but will go back to the roots of the bindweed

otherwise only very careful digging is the only way to clear heavy infestations ensuring not one single inch remains in the soil to start a new infestation



Have you eradicated yours yet?


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Re: Bindweed

Postby jdfi » Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:20 am

Thanks guys
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Re: Bindweed

Postby despair » Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:50 am

Yes but it took several lots of glyphosate and a lot of careful digging
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Re: Bindweed

Postby arborlad » Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:42 am

despair wrote:carefully unwind it from whatever its climbing up

cut the bottom off a 2 litre fizzy drink bottle or milk bottle

feed the bindweed through the narrow end and coil it in a ball at the base

then spray into the bottle lots of Glyphosate

it wont hurt other plants but will go back to the roots of the bindweed

otherwise only very careful digging is the only way to clear heavy infestations ensuring not one single inch remains in the soil to start a new infestation



You seem determined to fight against Mother Nature.

Faffing around with removing the bellbine from whatever it is growing on and then trying to get it into a bottle are all going to damage it and reduce the effectiveness of the correct dose when it is applied - 'lots of Glyphosate' - is bad advice. If you're determined to use a bottle, insert the growing tip of a young tendril into the neck of the bottle, wait until you have sufficient growth and then insert the nozzle of the sprayer into the bottle and spray until the leaves are wet but stop before you get run-off - overdosing is as bad as underdosing.

Let Mother Nature work for you, you seem to have taken several years to achieve something that most would have achieved in several months or less.
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