Thursday, 6 September 2012

Bind Fury

Having only just rid myself of the evil Russian vine, I now have a new beast to contend with. 

Oh yes, it's here and blowing it's nasty white trumpet flower.


I've heard fearful tales about its promiscuity, with it's almost peacock like attitude when it flowers (look at me I'm gorgeous). But deep down I hear it is a monstrous force. "Roots like turnips" one scarred gardener said. "You need the most powerful weedkiller and use it on the leaves so that it absorbs it" said another.

Either way, I can see my hands will be full this autumn. Although given the power of this brute, I fear they may well be tied.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Persevere....the roots are fleshy white coloured and if you can get them out then you stand a good cance of getting rid. Sarah

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