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Plants you don't like...are there any?

LoanaLoana Posts: 427

out of choice i would not have, crocosmia (spelling?) lilac, nasturtiums, forsythia ( i think its called that, yellow flowered woody stemmed bush) they all give me bad memories of childhood.....

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,091

    Lots. that pink and white willow ?Flamingo

    Dahlias, except a few of the species ones

    Dip dyed heathers

    gazanias and anything that looks like them

    Huge flowered  fuchsias, I like the more refined versions

    Tree ferns, except where tree ferns grow naturally

    Anything trained like a lollipop

    Leylandii

    That'll do for now

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 16,238

    THERE ARE LOTS OF PLANTS THAT I DON'T LIKE. QUITE A LOT OF THEM ARE IN MY GARDEN.

    THERE IS A PARTICULARLY VICIOUS GOOSEBERRY THAT DOES A DONALD TRUMP ON ME EVERY TIME I BEND OVER NEAR IT.

    BUT I KEEP IT BECAUSE ITS FRUIT ARE PARTICULARLY DELICIOUS

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Bright starBright star Wrea GreenPosts: 696

    Acanthus! The variety we had was so invasive it threatened to take over a long border, we never got it all out and it would pop up only to be hacked down again. Bergonias are another plant I don't like, they look very artificial to my untrained eye. 

    Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 19,512

    I like fancy fuchsias as long as they have good colour Nut, but in small quantities in hanging baskets. Love the more dainty flowered ones except when they're a very pale wishy washy pink.

    Have to agree about leylandii and tree ferns.

    I loathe euphorbia - unattractive plants with nasty sap.

    Hypericum - Rose of Sharon - had to clear a 3 metre bed of it once.  Absolute nightmare of tangled, congested roots.

    African marigolds.

    Proteas

    Bamboos and other "jungle" plants in non-jungle climes.

    Palm trees that are not on a tropical beach.

    Impatiens, most tropical orchids and all begonias.   Nasty, plasticky looking things.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,825

    Aucuba japonica 'Golden King'  - loathe it with a passion image

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  • Bee witchedBee witched Scottish BordersPosts: 490

    HI All,

    I agree with Nutcutlet about the pink and white flamingo thing .... always seems to have an ugly graft ... and the dip dyed heathers are just cruelty.

    I just can't get on with bergenias .... coarse looking leaves .... often scruffy .... and don't seem to go with anything.

    Bee 

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    Bees must gather nectar from two million flowers to make one pound of honey   
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,200

    Roses. I detest the things.

    Anemone japonica, worse than Bindweed and Ground elder combined.

  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 3,297

    Don't really like Fuchsias but inherited two large ones with garden so embrace them as best I can.

    Agree African Marigolds are naff. Bright Orange and bright pink flowers in general can often be a bit garish for my taste. 

    Don't like Cordylines and similar looking plants.

    Feel bad disliking any plant really - suppose its all about the setting? 

    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • LoanaLoana Posts: 427

    Thanks everyone, isn't that interesting, i am surprised that so many of you really do have plants that you don't like...shows we are all different....

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,091

    I could go on

    but I won'timage

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