On the bright side, the Vinca is fighting it for dominance on the west side of the house. Maybe they'll kill each other.
Nope, cheshirecat summed up what will happen over time quite nicely, "I guess that wouldn't be a good pair. They'd probably form a symbiotic relationship and take over your city".
What I have is a vine with heart-shaped flowers.
Uh oh, I think I know what this might be. Please post photos when you get a chance.
The bad thing is that I don't know where to put the stuff I dig up - NOT in my compost. No way, no how. I consider the stuff a biohazard. Double bag and incinerate.
Some noxious weeds and invasive species can be laid out in the sun to fry out then composted or dropped to the ground to create biomass. Depends on a lot of variables though. For the most part, I'm in the cheshirecat camp if the plant is in bud or fruiting- incinerate it or bag it to toss it out with the regular garbage.
We need a weeds forum, or an invasive species forum.
Agreed. There were several people who were very interested in an Invasives forum. NEWisc, MaineDesigner, and myself were a few I can think of however I don't believe there was enough interest at the time. I think if enough people were interested in learning how to control, manage, and eradicate noxious weeds and invasive species without using an area like that to go off on any plant that pops up where they don't want it growing... such a forum could become a reality some day. A forum such as this would be a good place to get IDs to be able to determine if a plant is really a noxious weed or an invasive species or not. I've noticed a sincere desire and a growing interest out there being expressed by gardeners from all walks of life representing all skill sets who want to know more about invasives.