What is bindweed?
Bindweed (Calystegia sepium) is a familiar plant in the UK with its white trumpet like flowers. However, left unmanaged, it can twine around plant stems and choke plants in borders and flower beds and even lawns. The bindweed roots spread from sections of stem (rhizome) and may penetrate up to 5m deep and grow rapidly. Established plants can spread outwards by 2m or more in one season.
How do we remove bindweed?
We use a system of integrated weed control meaning that we combine physical control with herbicide (glyphosate) control where possible. For various reasons physical control may not be possible or viable and that's when we'd look at herbicide alternatives. We always opt for the one which is safest and has the least environmental impact. It is a trade-off as the plant being treated has an impact of its own hence the treatment.
Bindweed (Calystegia sepium)
Bindweed before & after pictures
Before: Bindweed has invaded this rosemary plant
After: Bindweed has been treated without damage to the surrounding plants
Why choose Garden Thyme to remove your bindweed
We are a small family run business and offer a personal service with friendly staff that can respond to you quickly. We are passionate about gardening and have many years experience in horticulture. We are qualified in the removal of invasive plants and conscious of not killing surrounding plants in the process of removing the unwanted one, this is not the case with all companies. Ask us about bindweed control solutions for your commercial space or managed properties.