Introducing the convolvulus, more commonly known as bindweed, a camera’s friend but a gardener’s nightmare. This weed creeps all over the garden at an alarming speed and I have read that its roots can lie as deep as 9 feet (c.2.7m). Herein lies the real problem, as small bits of root are still likely to sprout and cause the weed to re-establish itself once more. So getting rid of it once in a garden is a complete nightmare. I should know, we have tried clearing mountains of the stuff from the vegetable plot. In fact The Sage refers to this weed as “the devil”.
Here I hope to show its prettier side as caught by the camera and using specimens that I am glad to say were growing well outside the garden. The flower really is quite delicate and beautiful.