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  • I hate crocosmia - the weedy orange-flowered kind. They've taken over our garden, their corms corkscrewing through even the worst clay and gravel, obliterating everything in their path. I wouldn't even hate them less if they didn't flop over in the wind and rain to smother the ground with a solid layer of foliage. I hate them even more than ivy.
  • Brugmansias with their freakishly large flowers.
  • I dislike hostas, because they were "the must have plant" just expensive slug grub as far as i am concerned
  • I love all the plants that you all hate., The only one I would eradicate TOTALLY is Bindweed!
  • Wild garlic, bindweed, ground elder and yellow daffodils, these are my most hated plants, I can live with everything else, as you get older your taste changes, I used to detest wallflowers now I like them, and how can you hate roses for heavens sake?
  • I hate brambles of every discription. You dig them out and back they come. Ivy,bindweed and Pyracanthus are my idea of gardening hell.
  • I always think that aucubas look like they're spattered with chip fat.
  • I used to like antirrhinums until I moved here where they grow like weeds! Dislike wallflowers - too straggly, chrysanthemums - more straggly except they do provide autumn colour and I used to dislike dahlias until I bought some with black leaves and stems and beautiful yellow flowers. Most other things I like but why can't roses come on prettier plants - love the flowers, hate the rest of them!
  • Second attempt! (I'm not much go9od at weeding either), which is why I hate Ground Elder. It's so invasive, and I don't like theway the thorny tentacle thingies crawl along the ground and trip people up. Now tht's just plain man......
  • I thought I liked buttercups till I got my first garden. I also dislike ostespermum - no smell & I've never known anything need so much deadheading. I will happily admit to adoring impatiens in my awkwardly sized, shady border. Planted in May, and they are still flowering, and I've not had to deadhead once. I've taken cuttings to use the same colour scheme of blues, purples and white again next year.
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