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Which plants have you tried recently that you wouldn’t bother with again?

IlikeplantsIlikeplants Posts: 894
I bought impatiens and lobelia as little plugs - I like the lobelia, it fills out nicely but the impatiens so far are very underwhelming. They’ve stayed small and the flowers are flat and small and meh. And then they wilt and drop off or stick to plant as they die. I wouldn’t bother with little bedding impatiens again. I might try the New Guinea impatiens but not sure if these just doesn’t suit me.


  • ...not convinced by the flavour and texture of Mara des Bois - a bit bland and woody...
  • msqingxiaomsqingxiao Posts: 459
    I bought kalanchoe from supermarkets before. They are said to be very easy to grow but mine was covered by aphids... Have given it up ever since.
  • A Stella cherry "compact shrub" which allegedly wouldn't grow above 4-5' and would produce an abundance of fruit from the first year. I've had it for 3 years now and for the 1st time there's fruit on it (a massive total of 3, one of which is very poorly and won't last the month out). Oh, and it's reached 12' high (and still growing) and is bushing out like a barrage balloon casting shade over everything within a 4' radius. Yeah, I know - never trust the blurbs in magazine ads.....
  • IlikeplantsIlikeplants Posts: 894
    I have a Stella Cherry too. Both my Cherry trees are a bit underwhelming when they set fruit, birds get to it before I can.

    I thought I could keep Kalenchoe over winter but that was a failed experiment.
  • IlikeplantsIlikeplants Posts: 894
    ...not convinced by the flavour and texture of Mara des Bois - a bit bland and woody...
    That’s the red flowering strawberries- very pretty, I was tempted. Interesting that you don’t rate it.
  • edhelkaedhelka Posts: 2,307
    Catananche cerulea alba - extremely susceptible to mildew
  • Chris-P-BaconChris-P-Bacon Posts: 943
    edited June 2021
    Pulmonaria...and Camillia
  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,877
    Anything that the badger likes to eat - carrots, beetroot, parsnips, autumn crocus. I don’t think even an electric fence would keep it off.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,155
    Pretty much all of the seeds of got free with magazines. Not their fault. Mostly mine. 
    Next year,hopefully, I will be able to select plants from garden centres that have been properly grown by professionals.
    I really haven't got the facilities. But tomatoes do well so I can live with that😏
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • IlikeplantsIlikeplants Posts: 894
    edhelka said:
    Catananche cerulea alba - extremely susceptible to mildew
    This looks a bit like my senetti which has done very well first time trying it.

    Ive always liked the look of camilla  but flowers don’t last long.
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