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Have you given up on certain plants?

JohnfoJohnfo Posts: 6
I’ve recently said goodbye to plants I won’t grow any more. Often these plants have succumbed to a new disease. Such as,

winter pansies (black spot)
Viburnum tinus

has anyone else got a plant that you’ve given up growing?



  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,913
    How long have you got?
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,162

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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  • B3B3 Posts: 25,253
    edited April 2018
    I've given up on slug food, particularly lupins and high -maintenance container plants like petunias.
    I've chucked numerous packets of poppies on 'stony ground' so to speak, and I'm not buying any more   :#
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 7,900
    More to do with lack of space, than lack of interest.   Otherwise Lillies due to lily beetle, but I'm thinking of trying again, I want some Martagons..
    East Anglia, England
  • JohnfoJohnfo Posts: 6
    Yes certainly new opportunities! I do miss kerria (because of
    blight in our area). I Must admit I love a pristine hosta but have to admire them in other people’s gardens 😂
  • Fire LilyFire Lily Posts: 296
    Yes, anything indoorsy that needs to be watered regularly during winters. They will die. If you are a plant that is not hardy for the climate outdoors, you will need to be able to live through droughts.
  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,955
    Fruit trees.  Coddling moth, blight, frosted blossoms, leaf curl aphids, etc.  Money is better spent at the organic section of the grocery store.
    Utah, USA.
  • PurplerainPurplerain Posts: 1,053
    I will never save Begonia corms again. How am I supposed to know what colour they are after they tumble out of the tub or basket and I dry them over Winter?

    They have been sitting around in my lounge since February with their promising red buds, but no indication as to how they will integrate with my tub or basket colour combination.

    Never again.
    SW Scotland
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    I've given up on a lot, mostly from learning along the way. I try not to grow slug food - hostas, delphinium, annual lobelia. Increasingly I realise I can't grow alkaline loving plants (unless in pots) or Mediterranean style plants. Rosemary, lavender, oregano.  I just don't have enough sun. I am trying instead to grow plants that are really delighted to be in my garden. For me it's the line between understanding what's not very happy in my garden and what I have just not learnt enough about.
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