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patzzpatzz Posts: 56

What,s the plant you,ve lusted after, purchased, planted,nurtured and wished you HADN,T!!!   Among my errors a long the way I think the welsh poppy has been a big one. I am responsible for an epidemic in a Kent garden, Peterborough,Bexley and goodness knows where else. The seed has travelled incognito in presents of potted plants. It,s almost impossible to eradicate. My days are spent seeking and destroying seed heads. I,m an outcast amongst my more formal gardening friends and yet....... it is rather pretty. And then there was Hypericum Patulum, this produces underground shoots,everywhere,lots of them. That pretty nettle...............

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  • kate1123kate1123 Posts: 2,815

    I acquired a Himalayan honeysuckle courtesy of the birds, I thought it was lovely, I now have 4 and they are starting to grow way too large for my garden, so they will have to come out.

  • patzzpatzz Posts: 56

    Yes Kate i,ve been there,done that but they are pretty{ invasive} that is

  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    My Himalayan honeysuckle is quite well-behaved - no problems in years.

    Now, the Welsh poppy is a different story....

  • LORELEILORELEI Posts: 128
    I have only recently planted two welsh poppys in my garden, I think they are lovely. I want it to self seed around a bit, but no doubt will be pulling them out for years to come !! My Himalayan honeysuckle (pheasent berry as I call it ) also came courtesy of the birds. I have had them in the garden for a number of years now. They do self seed a lot but are very easy to pull out, and the blackbirds cant get enough of the berries. Lily of the valley is also a thug in my garden, I pull out dozens every year, they are trying to takeover the planet I'm sure !!
  • patzzpatzz Posts: 56

    Oh, Lorelei isn,t life a kick in the teeth, I baby a weedy patch of indifferent lily of the valley. Your two welsh poppies will go forth and well................ And Campanula Conglomerata has thug status.

  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    If anyone can rid my garden of lily of the valley they're welcome to it!

    Japanese anemones are another thug, spreading and travelling everywhere, even through tarmac.

  • weejennyweejenny Posts: 391

    I wish I could get japanese anemones to survive. I have the welsh poppy I love it I know it seeds everywhere but thats the look I want I have a red monarda that seeds everywhere too

  • kate1123kate1123 Posts: 2,815

    See I would love a red monarda and I am having another go with the anemone in a sunny spot as someone suggested that might help to establish it.

    Would I be able to move my Himalayan honeysuckle?

  • FloBearFloBear Posts: 2,281

    Pink Japanese anemones a bit on the thuggy side. Spanish bluebells a complete pain, forever culling them.

    Now wondering if I should get a Pheasant berry/ Himalayan wotsit for my chooks to jump up at or will I be importing a load of hassle.

  • LeggiLeggi Posts: 489
    weejenny wrote (see)

    I wish I could get japanese anemones to survive. I have the welsh poppy I love it I know it seeds everywhere but thats the look I want I have a red monarda that seeds everywhere too

    Do Monarda's self seed a lot then? I have a really tall one in my garden and I absolutely love it.

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