Q. Our neighborhood is “blessed” with the weed vine cats claw. The flowers are beautiful, but the vine grows over trees and buildings. It was pleasant to have it killed by the February freeze, but I should have known better! It is back growing on our fences and will soon be back in the trees. I loved the period this summer when it was gone. The cat’s claw on the fences is isolated from other plants, is there any contact herbicide I could spray it with?

A. I have had good results with the herbicide Remedy. Follow the label instructions. You may want to enlist the help of a certified pesticide applicator.

Calvin Finch is a retired horticulture agent in Bexar County. He writes for and works with a number of area media outlets.

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