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The Two Plants I Hate Most Right Now.....

YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 6,683
I have just spent the best part of 2 hours removed creeping wood sorrel and acanthus from my garden.  I know they will both be back next year (or next week) and they are driving me mad.  The sorrel came in a load of slate pieces kindly donated by my bestie to top up my pots and the damn stuff has delighted in populating most of the garden.  The acanthus I planted myself so have no one else to blame.  Out of the two I hate the wood sorrel the most as the acanthus roughly stays in the same place.  What have you knowingly or unknowingly introduced into your garden that has become the bane of your life.
Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
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  • AsarumAsarum East AngliaPosts: 567
    I'm begining to regret planting a Clematis Vince Denny.  It flowers late, usually September/October with yellow on the inside and brown outside the petals.  Lovely.  But after about 5 years in the ground it is now starting to send shoots up about 2-3 feet away amongst other plants. Grr
    East Anglia
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,672
    Funnily enough, when l read your thread title, l immediately thought of creeping wood sorrel @Yviestevie.
    The blasted stuff gets everywhere, l've just found some at the base of the box hedge in the front garden. I would swear blind it wasn't there on Sunday. And as for trying to get it out 🙄 .
    It's insidious the way it sneaks about, in the gravel along the house wall, in the paving cracks, and it's now progressed to the back garden from the front.
    I am almost sure it came in with some well rotted manure l bought years ago from the local Young Farmers group. They were selling bags of it for charity, so l thought l'd do my good deed.
    It also had those euphorbia type weeds in it (which l'm still pulling out), but at least they're easy to spot and pull out.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,692
    Creeping wood sorrel for me too. My polytunnels are full of it
    Devon.
  • YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 6,683
    Well at least I know I'm not fighting the battle alone.
    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,433
    I can honestly say I've never had it [sorrel] in any garden.
    Send it up to me - I'll sort the b***er out  :D

    I don't think I'm hating anything in the garden just now. Makes a change  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,422
    edited August 2019
    I actually like creeping wood sorrel.Very pretty.
    It grows in pots,crevices etc but I can't say I have ever found it a problem!

    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,692
    I actually like creeping wood sorrel.Very pretty.
    It grows in pots,crevices etc but I can't say I have ever found it a problem!

    I can live with it in crevices, but it's also very fond of germinating in the middle of clumps of hostas so impossible to get the tiny "tap " root out.

    Devon.
  • YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 6,683
    I really dislike it.  Hate the colour for a start.  If anything is going to populate the cracks in the garden I would rather it be violets, I don't mind them at all.
    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • Last house the previous owners had planted periwinkle. Damn stuff spread absolutely everywhere no matter how much I tried to dig it out. I cringe when I see it for sale in Garden Centres and feel sorry for the poor people who purchase it. We inherited ground elder in our present house although there is a certain satisfaction when I manage to pull out a huge root system. 

  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,422
    I really dislike it.  Hate the colour for a start.
    I love the colour,the bright yellow flowers against the dark leaves just wonderful!
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
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