Which plants would you relegate to the compost heap... for good?

Any plants you just don't see the appeal of? Hosta 'White Feather'.... just looking at it makes me feel a bit funny and want to reach for the sequestered iron plant tonic. 




  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 19,394

    Any and every euphorbia including poinsettias.

    Plasticky looking begonias and impatiens.

    Petunias cos they're sticky and felty when you dead head.

    Forsythia - especially when grown next to flowering currant which can also go in the heap.

    And, it goes without saying surely, any of the bl**dy weeds growing where I haven't left them in a wild corner for insects.........

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • ForestedgeForestedge Posts: 3,650

    I agree with every single one of the above.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,088

    spiraeas, all of them, bedding plants, Salix 'Flamingo', 

    that's a start

  • B3B3 Posts: 11,400

    Ceanothis, forsythia, that creepy black grass, acuba anything with lime green leaves and pink flowers together  - separate is fine.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3B3 Posts: 11,400

    Will, I've never seen that hosta. I must get one! 

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • ForestedgeForestedge Posts: 3,650

    Really B3 - looks like it should be in a funeral parlour.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,088

    also add lime green/yellow leaves with pink flowers as B3 suggests

    and that spready geranium with yellow leaves and purplish flowers

    and yellow leaves generally

    'Blue' roses

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 7,614

    Have many species of Euphorbia, I love them.

    Agree re most bedding plants though, although I like some of the new Coleus.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,088

    I love euphorbias

    Coleus will be on the heap

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,088

    Big pompom dahlias and chrysanths, huge flowered fuchsias, 

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