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Postby A Closet Canuck » Apr 22, 2008 9:16 am

Holy smokes! That looks like a "trumpet tree" to me. LOL LOL Trumpet vines are beautiful in bloom but a challenge to manage.
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Postby Eeyore » Apr 22, 2008 10:29 am

That's quite the "vine"! :shock:

In this case I would be tempted to drill holes into the "stump" and give it a shot of round-up.
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Looks like a tree!

Postby DMG » Apr 22, 2008 11:28 am

Thats huge! Imagine it loaded with blooms...but I guess it was more than what was wanted. DMG
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Postby A Closet Canuck » Apr 22, 2008 2:36 pm

Spraying Round-Up on the foliage is a bit futile because the leaves have sort of a waxy coating to them. Trumpet vine is like horseradish - if you choose to dig out pieces it may take two or three years to get it all out. However, it can be done.

My suggestion is to dig out the pieces that show up in the lawn and starve those that are in the flower beds by covering them with cardboard and then mulch. If you stay on top of it the plant will be deprived of sunlight so often its root system will go into decline.

I wish your BIL the best of luck!
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Trupet vine

Postby otnorot » Apr 22, 2008 7:29 pm

It will be all gone by 2015.
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Postby patty » Apr 22, 2008 11:22 pm

Daisy wrote:
In this case I would be tempted to drill holes into the "stump" and give it a shot of round-up.




I just want to know what type of advice would you give??

Thanks....Daisy


Move!!

Daisy...I wish your BIL lots of luck. Please keep us posted on how he makes out.

Trumpet vine is my worse garden mistake.
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Postby Eeyore » Apr 22, 2008 11:46 pm

otnorot wrote:It will be all gone by 2015.
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:lol: :lol: LMAO Bill!
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