Invasive Ivy/Creeper

Gareth O\’Neill asked 11 years ago

Can you advise how to rid my garden of a very invasive plant thats strangling hedging and trees in my garden. I’m not sure what type of plant it is but I’m assuming its some kind of ivy/ creeper. I’ve attached a photo for you. Its found its way from a neighbouring garden and efforts I have made so far to cut it out have been unsuccessful. I feel like I’m fighting a losing battle. It’s beginning to engulf my laurel hedging and its making its way up other trees in the garden. Can I use some kind of herbicide without damaging the host plant?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
This is bindweed, which dies back below ground each winter. When it emerges in late spring, it can be sprayed with Roundup from a small hand-held sprayer, without getting any Roundup on the tree or shrub.

If this is done every two weeks until no more shoots emerge, you will get complete control.