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  • I really hate any kind of weed !
    Now what are they good for ....

    I love and grow carnivorous plant such as sarracenia's and they have a meaning in life !!!!!!!!!!!!
  • All euphorbias, so drab not for my garden thanks. The most HATED oh has to be MAHONIA, ugly leaves, insignificant flowers, and planted in hundreds by councils everywhere,,, why, when there are so many beautiful shrubs to chose from?
  • I have an instant dislike to any plant labelled as 'good ground cover' - I know it will be a rampant thing and I will never be rid of it. A personal dislike is daffodils with pink trumpets - for heavens sake, daffodils are yellow!!!!
  • I cannot bear Alchemilla Mollis. It is a pretty plant but the wretched stuff colonises the whole garden in no time and completely takes over.
  • I abhor Aucuba and actively dislike most of the other Laurels. With the exception of the useful and tasty Lauris nobilis, the rest, at least those growing in the U.K are really boring. There are loads of excellent hedgeing type plants so why must people plant these really dull, ugly specimens that can't even have the decency to be cut with a hedgetrimmer without the edges growing brown?
  • I hate bergenias...
  • I have always hated Ribes- pink redcurrant. seemed lots of gardens in the mining village where I gre up had at least one, they just smells of cat pee and are a dreadfull dull colour pink.also hate goldenrod, remind me of scruffy uncared for gardens. Have to agree that I also hate seeing regimented boarders with neatly dug soil between the plants (except in parks where oddly I like them?)

    I love just about everything else. I particularly like the smell of marigolds & geraniums unlike many people. Just wish I had room to try togrow everything!
  • I really do not like the smell of achillea, smells like cat pee to me! Also I'm not a fan of Virginia Creeper, it's a pain to get rid of!
  • I hate loathe detest wallflowers....urgh... i mean urgh! and hostas, yuk, great big cabbages things, yuk!
  • Pyracantha! Lovely berries but a nightmare to prune and the flowers give me hay-fever! I quite agree with the dislike of salmon geraniums - YUK! Double daffodils - WHY???? Carex pendula - really attractive until you realise it has self-seeded and taken over your entire garden! But Ground Elder is my No.1 most hated, I eventually gave up and moved house!!

    I love orchids of all kinds, roses, sweet peas, honeysuckle, ferns, jungly plants, carnivorous plants, even humble daisies.
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