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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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If it is growing up plants, unravel the bindweed from them and then paint the exposed leaves on the ground with weedkiller.
Bindweed, a perennial cousin to the sweet potato, got no sweet comments from the 46 percent of respondents who were dealing with it in their gardens.
Wear latex gloves and a thin woollen glove - or a sock - and wet the growth with glyphosate, ideally when the bindweed is just coming into bloom.
The magazine says: "It seems there is nothing worse in the garden than bindweed.
"Someone started digging field bindweed's roots one time and found they went down more than 6 1/2 feet," says Paul E.
pg a Make sure they are well hydrated first - if soil is dry, it can burn roots and hinder water and fic Bindweed hn
| SNIP OFF WEED AT BASE: Once you have identified bindweed (thick white roots running deep and horizontally, growing stems and leaves where they surface), see how much of it there is.
TACKLE bindweed in borders by removing or painting on weedkiller (you don't want to kill another plants in the process by spraying wildly).
Rose & rosaceous bindweed mistaken for violet, magenta starfish
"No matter what I do, I simply can't rid my garden of bindweed and it's driving me mad.