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    Quite agree Bubblewrap. Slow job but you get there in the end. Olny resort to chemicals if all else fails!!!!!! And that is rare
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    I agree Bubblewrap i dont wont to use chemicals cos at the end of the day you are eating the stuff you grow and woludent the chemicals get into the soil
    I dig um out or could try buring um
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    Agree totally. Thunk we are on top of ours through digging +++ but will find out again as the season wears on!

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    Got bindweed in part of the garden veg plot. When I'm pulling out the thick, white roots I wish you could stir-fry it - Boy, we could have eaten well on Friday!

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    I had a debate with another allotment holder about what was worse, bindweed or brambles. She seemed to think my bramble problem was worse. I beg to differ. I had bindweed last year and am so glad its not on my new plot! Her roots where going down THREE spits!

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    Not wishing to be a wet blanket, but I did read somewhere that a Grave digger found bindweed roots 8 FOOT down in the bottom of a grave
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    I'm sure they do go down that far roitelet, but if they are continuously deprived of leaves so they can't photosynthesise, they will die eventually. there's nothing to feed those roots.

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    There is still hope...
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