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Are there any plants you've fallen out of love with?

B3B3 Posts: 25,252
I've given up on grasses. I don't think my garden is wide enough.
If they're happy, they take over and if they're not, they die.
I think I'll just enjoy them in other people's gardens.

In London. Keen but lazy.


  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,193
    I've given up on delphiniums, I love them but they don't grow well here.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • BijdezeeBijdezee Posts: 1,484
    Peonies, too temperamental. 
  • raisingirlraisingirl Posts: 6,654
    Dahlias, can't be faffed
    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    Scabious (just won't grow), fruit trees (my garden's too small), poppies (good grief), honeysuckle (grrr.)
  • BurtsnestBurtsnest Posts: 174
    Roses. I've tried 2 . I know im a novice gardener but I give up with them. 
  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 2,220
    On the verge of giving up on all types of mint. They always seem to be getting white spots... 
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 3,866
    Delphiniums & Hostas; no point growing food for the molluscs.
    Salvia microphylla grahamii; just got fed up with it.
    Artemisia ’Powis Castle’ & Artemisia schmidtiana Nana: both died on me after wet winters
    Japanese sedge 'Ice Dance'; too exhuberant, kills all other plants in its vicinity
    Clematis montana & Clematis armandii; died on me (twice for C. armandii)
    Hellebore orientalis; ugly foliage in summer/autumn
    Rosa 'Iceberg'; lovely white roses for a very short time, then just a pack of diseased leaves and thorns (replaced with R. 'Sourire d'orchidée')

    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,252
    Oh dear PJ. That's a long list ;)
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,252
    Pp. I ignore the white spots and eat it anyway. I suppose you could put parsley on your potatoes.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 9,371
    Fire said:
    poppies (good grief)

    Capricious beasts. I gave up trying to grow Welsh poppies a few years ago. I gathered a load of seed and sowed it everywhere in the garden for several years but nothing ever grew. A red one sprang up, which I hadn't sown, it put on a great display with loads of flowers and again I cast the seed from that around. None ever came back. An orange poppy grew in my neighbours' garden despite them never doing any gardening at all. Now this year all of a sudden, after I'd finally given up on them, I have 2 nice big patches of Welsh poppy. No doubt they will die off this winter and never be seen again.

    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
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