bindweed


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Related to bindweed: field bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis

bindweed

Herbal medicine
A perennial vine widely distributed thoughout temperate Northern and Southern Hemisphere; it has been used as a laxative and as a folk remedy for jaundice and gallbladder disease, which increases bile flow.
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WEED IT OUT: The answer with annual weeds is to hoe regularly between your shrubs and edibles, cutting the weed seedlings off before they really take hold UNPOPULAR SIGHT: Perennial weeds such as bindweed, right, coach grass, above, and ground elder, below, are a big nuisance to gardeners
The magazine says: "It seems there is nothing worse in the garden than bindweed.
Thousands of the mites released in 1989 at sites near Bushland, Texas, and in New Jersey have survived and reproduced at both locations, although their impact against bindweed has as yet been minimal.
This can prove difficult with plants like dandelions which have long tap roots and some of the most invasive and difficult to eradicate weeds are perennials - bindweeds, horsetail, ground elder and Japanese knotweed.
Ask Clive Q Can you tell me how to get rid of bindweed growing among blackcurrants and gooseberries?
While bindweed snakes its way through borders and up hedges, ground elder is emerging from under my neighbour's fence and couch grass is appearing amid perennials and shrubs.
Assuming that the bindweed, or whatever, is confined to part of your garden, you should make strenuous efforts to ensure it stays there.
Bindweed suddenly appears waving from the tops of ornamental perennials.
In my own garden my main problems are bindweed,ground elder and couchgrass.
Sadly, bindweed (convolvulus arvensis) falls into the same category.
Wild morning glory is also known as field bindweed on account of its growth habit.