This plant/weed seems to be all over by flower beds, suffocating my other plants and shrubs. Could someone please help me to identify and let me know what I should do about this? thank you!
Hi there. It is bindweed. Persistent digging it out is needed to get rid of it.
If it's deep within mixed borders you can use glyphosate dabbed onto the leaves, using the roundup sticks. It is a pain to get rid of, but persistence is key. My garden used to be over run with it but I only get the odd bit now and it's rapidly treated.
When you've treated it with glyphosate leave it for at least a couple of weeks, maybe more, until it's completely brown and dead - that will indicate that the poison has killed the roots - if you pull it up before that the roots will re-grow.
When we moved into our last garden there was bindweed all over it, up to the upper windowsills - we treated regularly with glyphosate for one summer and then it had gone. It occasionally crept back from next door but we kept an eye open for it and treated every shoot when it appeared
I've got rid of it by untangling it carefully then stuffing into a 2L bottle with the top cut off and spraying with glpsophate