Down in Nutberry Noak - our little fruit patch, the raspberries were well and truly defeated by bindweed. We tried for 3 years but in the end bindweed won! Shallow rooted raspberries are no match for the deep rooted bindweed.
So it's all out WAR! The raspberries and goosberries have been dug up. All traces of bind weed in their root systems (tediously) removed and they have been planted elsewhere for a whole year. The soil was all levelled and a seat placed in the corner. The plan is to mulch with wood chip and leave fallow for the year. This will allow me 12 months to treat and eradicate ALL traces of bindweed. Luckily the rhubarb and current bushes are not affected.
Next year, we plan to replant in a bindweed free zone! Meanwhile, our little fruit patch is looking a tad strange and bereft!