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buxus smells like cat's pee!

I bought a buxus yesterday and it stinks do you think I can be cheeky and return it image



  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,583

    I'm not sure the law covers things like shrubs smelling of wee.

  • Thank you Verdun, thought eveyone would think I'm a cheapskate as it wasn't even expensive, At first I thought it was my neighbour's cats but no it's the plant I googled and yes they do smells of cat urine and it's strong I have a small garden so would never be far away from it don't want to bin it hate wasting plants and don't want to pass it to family.

  • BookertooBookertoo Posts: 1,306

    Wonder if there are different types, I've got several and no pong from them - ribes yes, big frits yes, some hellebores & iris's yes - but not buxus here - glad about that!

  • oh dear! :/ I've just bought two, with the intention to prune into balls (like that's going to go well, nooo) and they don't smell at all. 

  • Philippa, I was astounded to see how much they cost when topiarised (if that is even a word!) into balls... so I bought two decent sized ones for £9 each instead. Never tried my hand at it before, so the poor things might end up looking a bit ropey!

  • davids10davids10 Posts: 894

    box is one of those plants that only some people can smell-very funky to my nose. Some others are crambe, euphorbia, alcea. . . . I'd say take it back because it will always smell-to you.

  • LandlubberLandlubber Posts: 396

    just stand away from it?image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,361

    I can't smell it, I've got one right by a seat. Does it smell all the time or is it seasonal

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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