I have been trying to get rid of some volunteer morning glory for several years now. It is now growing under and into my rose bushes. I do as much pulling as I can, but I can't bend down anymore and I can't get my chair close enough under the rose bushes (they are taller than my house). I thought about trying vinegar, but with my luck the morning glories would love it, but my roses wouldn't.
I also have a Wild Rambling Rose that is beautiful for about a minute a year. The rest of the time it is bunches of very long, very thin brown branches with very, very fine needle like stickers. You would swear it was a cactus if the stems weren't so long.
I planted a very small cutting (less than 4 inches) over 40 years ago in my flower bed on the side of my house, and I have been trying to eradicate it ever since. Many a year, when I was able to, I would dig down at least 2 to 3 feet and pull out all the roots I could find. I even dug under the cement walkway. Unfortunately it always came back. Not watering doesn't work. I haven't watered the lawn on that side of the house for years because of the drought. Even before the drought I maybe watered once a month.
Does anyone have any suggestions of what I can do, preferably without chemicals? I know that may be hard but I'd like to try.