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im a new gardener , i recently built a raised bed with a butterfly net over it to grow some brassicas in ,all seemed to be going well plants growing and looking healthy ,my problem is i seen to have inherited a creeping weed with heart shaped leaves trying to strangle everything





  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,277


  • Ryan LloydRyan Lloyd Posts: 395

    Bindweeds horrible, one of the worst weeds I can think of! I've had it for years and cannot get rid of it, however it wouldn't be advisable to use weedkiller as this will end up killing any plants or vegetables near it too, just keep on persevering and pulling it out weekly atleast in a bid to eradicate it, hope you have more luck than I do with it :P

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,308

    I'm not sure, have you got a pic of one that isn't damaged buzzclan? It all looks a bit 'fleshy' for bindweed

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Has it got white fleshy roots?

  • buzzclanbuzzclan Posts: 8

    it has got white skinny parsnip like roots ..any help most gratefull    thanks

  • buzzclanbuzzclan Posts: 8

    hi   it does have white  skinny parsnip like roots   any help most gratefull   thanks

  • buzzclanbuzzclan Posts: 8

    hi nutcutlet ..will try to get a better pic tomorow , thanks for the response

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,308

    parsnip like roots?. Not bindweed then

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • buzzclanbuzzclan Posts: 8

    its very prolific ,,ive been trying to keep it down by pulling it up ..but it seems to love the attention

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    Could it be some sort of creeping campanula?  They have roots a bit like that and some of them can be very invasive.  We will have a better idea from seeing it in-situ, so look forward to the new photo.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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