Calystegia sepium (Bindweed or Bellbine)

Calystegia sepium (Bindweed or Bellbine)

Calystegia sepium (Bindweed or Bellbine) One of the Most Beautiful "Weeds" We Love to Fight With

If you are blessed with bindweed and are in a constant battle to rid your garden of this vigorous climber, why not try a fresh new approach.

This year, why not leave a few strands to climb where they will? Enjoy their beautiful pure white trumpet flowers and so will the insects.

After flowering you have all the rest of the season to pull them off your precious hedges.

Even better, leave some to climb undisturbed somewhere in a corner to let them finish their rather short cycle and pull out only once the lovely yellow autumn  display had worn of.

I find that a friendlier approach in certain areas make them much easier to control where it really matters. You might just grow to love and appreciate them.

For me they show off best on a neatly clipped Yew hedge.

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