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#78241 Jun 28th, 2007 at 11:16 AM
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I've got wild morning glory that is driving me crazy. It's a very small vine, but it covers everything and chokes it out. There is no way to pull it up--it just breaks off at the top of the ground, and comes back stronger. We've put Round-up on it--the leaves die, and the vine comes back. I can keep doing that in open areas, like the alley, but it's in my ornamentals too. WHAT CAN I DO TO KILL THIS STUFF!! If I every get sick, it will take over my flower beds.

Thanks for your answer. A freebie for you--to kill stubborn damdelions--cut off the top that flowers even if the plant is dying, and drip 2 or 3 drops of gasoline on the base. This will kill it DEAD to the tip of the root, and not bother surrounding plants. We had some damdelions that were 3 years old--nice strong plants, that we had pulled up after deep soaking. They still came back. But not after the gasoline! A local farmer told me about it. But he had no answer for the morning glory!


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#78268 Jun 28th, 2007 at 11:39 AM
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Thanks, Penny. I'll try that.


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#78365 Jun 28th, 2007 at 03:15 PM
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Ordinary vinegar and water may work as suggested by Penny; I use it for driveway weeds but have not tried it on morning glory.

Also, try to deprive morning glory of:

a. sun/light...you can use heavy tarp to cover the area where they are growing. In the absence of sun/light, there's no photosynthesis, therefore no food will be produced for the plant.

b.water or moisture...avoid watering.



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papito #80082 Jun 30th, 2007 at 07:58 PM
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Try cutting the vine to the ground and when it comes back up about an inch or so high paint the new plant with full strength round up and a paint brush this way you only get it on the specific plant. I worked through a MG infestation several years ago but I was fortunate in that it was in an area I could just spray it and not worry about drift.

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Is it morning glory or bindweed? Bindwed is near impossible to kill. (sorry) Definitely burn what you pull up. Even a small piece of bindweed can come back strong. I'd try 100% vinegar if the roundup didnt work. Or a harsher product like ortho brush be gone. I hate the chemical stuff, but the brush be gone even got rid of poision ivy and wild grapes for me.


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Wrennie #80137 Jul 1st, 2007 at 03:57 AM
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round-up stays around in trace amount in the earth for years....use something natural! to kill something like that I'd chop it off at the ground and put some wet/heavy newspaper over the spot where it wants to come up...

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If its bindweed it will outlast the newspaper tho. It can be buried under your driveway and when the pavement finally cracks here comes the bind weed. Thats where mine thrived.


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