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Bindweed

Bindweed flower

Bindweed flower

This attractive plant is about as insidious as they come.

The wet spring seems to have suited it and its little satellite-dish flowers are peeping everywhere.

Normally I try to head it off at the pass before it gets the chance to flower; now I have to try and stop it seeding.

Not that it would make a lot of difference because it sprouts from  the root.

And the roots go on and on under the soil, dipping in the black waters of Hades, probably.

I can’t believe the speed at which it grows, twining its stems round plants I want to keep so that it’s less in danger.

It’s worse than wild clematis, and that’s saying something.

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  1. July 28, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    It’s growing rampantly in Tuscany too,this year. I know it’s a weed but I do find it beautiful.

    • July 28, 2013 at 6:36 pm

      Yes, it is beautiful, isn’t it. Particularly when the pink tinge on it is more pronounced. But I’m quite sure that if I didn’t attack it, in one year alone I’d have a ‘bindweed garden’!

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