UNDER-GARDENER: "That cabbagy thing is doing well."
If under-gardeners learn too much, they will inevitably form opinions - disaster!
That made me laugh
I need to lie down with a damp copy of The Lady over my face.
Hosta. In some circumstances, that might be considered rude!
Not meaning to offend anyone, of course.
You could grow a very refined variety of cress on it perhaps
B3: Same here. Typical garden discussion at my house....
HIM: "What's that?"
ME: "It's an azalea"
HIM: "I like it"........................"What's that?"
ME: "That's a clematis, there's another one over there"
ME: "They're nemesia, do you like them?"
HIM: "Meh" ......................."What's that?"
You get the idea, just put it on repeat with various different plants on a loop for 20+ years
Bwaahaha. The Lady!
U-G: "I'm going down the end of the garden to do for that euphorbia."
Knowledge and opinion. I'm really worried now
Just as long as you have a euphorbia.
My husband made up his own names for plants depending on what they looked like or how they behaved. (He did it for people too).
He wasn't the world's biggest cotoneb*****d fan after he dug out two very mature specimens!
My husband had problems with plant names too, personally I cannot stand spurge and remove it all the time (neighbour has a rampant patch) but some years ago my husband tried to give me a nice pre-Christmas gift of a poinsettia. Setting aside the fact that he could never have known it was the dreaded euphorbia, he read the award label instead of the plant label and totally confused the florist!
Poinsettia will forever be known as Gold Cup in my family.
It was a euphorbia fortunately, and one that needed dispatching too.