Wandering Jew Plants

How can I get rid of this plant?

Zone BN41 2WY | Anonymous added on May 31, 2019 | Answered

About twenty years ago I went into my nearest garden centre and said I was looking for a plant which would very quickly cover the fence at the bottom of my garden. I was given a plant and told its nickname was Wandering Jew. It had white flowers similar in shape to lilac blossoms but a lot smaller. Well it did grow VERY fast and covered the fence in no time. I needed to cut it back every few weeks as it would send out tentacles which would wrap themselves around whatever was growing, similar to Clematis. It got to be a nightmare over twenty years as I am disabled and could no longer give it the care it needed so I got someone to get rid of it and dig up the root which by now was the size of a tree trunk! The problem is, even just a small branch will re-root and start growing again. It has pretty much killed my Forsythia which was against the fence also. Can you please help me to get rid of it for good? And also tell me if you know what exactly it is called PLEASE. I am at my wits end! Kindest regards Carole Ayre.

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