How to get rid of bindweed — and stop it coming back

Bindweed climbing up brickwork and a boiler
Bindweed can envelop pipes and brickwork, as well as external boilers, at surprising speed if left to grow unchecked (Image credit: Future)

If your garden is filled with white trumpet flowers that grow at an alarming rate, you will want to know how to get rid of bindweed.

Bindweed is an invasive weed which is relentless in its pursuit of growing into spaces it shouldn’t and climbing up brickwork, pipework, garden fences and even getting inside external boilers.

Sam Webb

Sam is based in Coventry and has been a news reporter for nearly 20 years. His work has featured in the Mirror, The Sun, MailOnline, the Independent, and news outlets throughout the world.  As a copywriter, he has written for clients as diverse as Saint-Gobain, Michelin, Halfords Autocentre, Great British Heating, and Irwin Industrial Tools. During the pandemic, he converted a van into a mini-camper and is currently planning to convert his shed into an office and Star Wars shrine.