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DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 64,502

Is there a plant that you dislike so much that you will never ever have it in your garden?

For me there is just one ... Acuba japonica - the Spotted Laurel - for me it looks so unwell it makes me feel positively poorly myself.

I would never plant it, and if I moved to a garden where it grew, I would dig it up.

Is there a plant that you loathe, no matter how irrationally?

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 17,468

    Anything Euphorbic.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 8,541

    Sorry, but I think both of those are great.

    My Aucuba is in dense shade, under the Beech trees and really shines out.

    I have a number of Euphorbias, they provide: coloured leaves, winter structure and beautiful acid green flowers.

    Big blousy Begonias are about the only thing I hate, but I have grown some of the smaller flowered types and some with the highly patterned leaves.

    Chacun a son gout. [ ?sp. ]

    Did they tear it out with talons of steel
    And give you a shot, so that you wouldn't feel?
    And washed it away as if it wasn't real?
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,454

    Roses!

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 22,193

    Euphorbias in any shape or form including poinsettias in the house.

    Nasty plasticky looking begonias and busies.   Don't mind the Guinea busies though.

    Bamboo and most "ornamental" grasses though I do have a few I like.

    Tropical/jungle plants in colder climes.   Why bother when they need to wrapped in swaddling for 6 months?

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Phlomis - I hate the way the flowers go brown and stay that way, don't like the leaves much either. The much-extolled winter silhouette might just about be ok, but things don't stay upright enough to make good silhouettes in the winters we get here!

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 8,541

    Not even Lysimahia atropurpereum Beaujolais, Verdun.

    Did they tear it out with talons of steel
    And give you a shot, so that you wouldn't feel?
    And washed it away as if it wasn't real?
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  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 2,845

    Live euphorbias. Agree about the spotted laurel though.

    The ones that always ruin a garden for me and won't be coming anywhere near mine are those brightly coloured, chunky astilbes and the aesthetically similar amaranthus.

    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
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