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Help with identifying a vine-type plant?

AcuwellAcuwell Posts: 87
This one has long roots and keeps emerging even though I am digging out the whole root?  Can anyone ID it for me please so I can decide if it is worth cultivating or just keep on digging it out?  Many thanks!


  • MarranMarran Posts: 192
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Posts: 8,299
    Yes, bindweed.  It has really deep roots, almost impossible to dig out.  You can weaken it by removing as much as possible every time it appears above ground - or, if you're not opposed to using weedkillers, you can spray it with glyphosate weedkiller (Roundup or similar).  If it's twined round plants you want to keep, un-twine it and put the stems (still attached to the root, of course!) into a plastic bag and spray weedkiller inside the bag.
    The flowers are very pretty but it will take over your garden given half a chance...
    Since 2019 I've lived in east Clare, in the west of Ireland.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 12,382
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • AcuwellAcuwell Posts: 87
    Oh No! Not Bindweed.  At the moment it seems to be just in one patch so I will get at it asap and both dig and weedkill the thug.  Thanks for the heads up and identification, I might have been going to let it grow to see what it was....
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,863
    Yes, it's the white flowered Hedge Bindweed, not the pink flowered Field Bindweed.  

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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