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Wed Mar 21, 2012, 08:43 AM

5. We did battle with that as well. It looks like morning glory but chokes out everything.

 

It grows on a tuberous runner root and springs from there. So much as 1/8" of that root is sufficient to keep it in production. We've nearly eliminated it (over ten years) but it takes some work. It damn near killed our lilac bush, but I'm happy to report that the lilac is doing fine now.

1) Use a dandylion fork to get down to the root base and then follow it to get as much out of the ground as you can.
2) Even if all you can do is pluck up the sprouting vine, do that.
3) plant thick groundcover like thyme, sedum, and pennyroyal to choke IT out.
4) when a vine pops through with large enough leaves, use something like RoundUp (there are alternatives) with one of those 10/$1 foam paint brushes to cover the leaves without hurting anything else.
5) Do NOT transplant anything from the infected areas into other beds.
6) Deal with each and every sprout the moment you notice it. One day can quadruple the work.
7) The shit is evil.

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