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Something killing my lilac bush??

Hi, I have just bought a new house and there is a beautiful lilac Bush. I am concerned as it looks like it is dying and another plant is intwined around it? Can anyone advise what this is and if I need to remove? Thanks in advance. 🌿


  • LynLyn Posts: 22,873
    Unfortunately I think that’s bind weed, hellavajob to get rid of, poisoning is probably the only way with that much. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    Have a look at ground level and you should see the stems of the bindweed. Uncurl a  couple of feet of stems and spray with weedkiller. Easier if you lay them on the ground. You can carefully untwine the upper portion and bin. Careful you don't spray precious plants. It will take a couple of weeks to do its stuff so be patient. 
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • Thank you both for you both for your comments I will have a go at untwining and get the weed killer out!! 😢
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