What flowering plants or garden plants do you dislike?

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Oliveview

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I think the ornamental cabbage plants are terrible :shock:  And gardinia smell dreadful.  We once had a plant come up- right by the step, so we always brushed past it and  it really smelt bad.  I was going on a coach trip to Dixter to see the gardens and I told another person on the coach about the plant- she asked if it smelt of BO and I said yes, she said it´s common name was Smelly Armpit and it was part of the Salvia family.  When we got to Dixter there was a hedge almost of it, right at the back of the flower bed so you couldn´t brush against it.  To get rid of the plant I had to cover the plant with a bin bag and pull it up then put the bin bag inside another 2 bin bags before the smell was masked :shock:  
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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2008, 19:09 »
I agree about ornamental cabbages and I hate pampas grass, well in gardens that are too small for it that is  :D

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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2008, 20:43 »
Another to add to the do not like list is the bizzy lizzie, nice in the house but in the flower bed/basket????? UGH
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2008, 21:05 »
I'm not a fan of ornamental cabbage either, or pampass grass for that matter, and yes, there are a lot of plants, that irritate your nose, it was the flowering currant that had to go first, when we moved, as it smelled of urine to me any time I went outside, nearby it. I first did blame the dog for a long while. :oops:

Next is cotton lavender flowers, ooh. And then, I hate the stink of marigolds a lot, too. :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2008, 16:59 »
There was a question on Gardeners' Question Time once "where is the best place to grow pampas grass?" to which the reply from one of the panel was "Argentina". I agree.

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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2008, 17:38 »
I hate crocosmia and it's been in every garden i have had. ( what's the chances of that :!: ) Luckily it's not on my allotment. :D
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compostqueen

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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2008, 17:46 »
I love the red crocosmia Lucifer and my mate has a yellow one which looks fab. The common ones are a bit annoying when you get too many (like I have )  :D

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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2008, 21:05 »
I only had the ordinary ones, maybe if I had some of the new varieties I would have liked them. :lol:

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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2008, 22:22 »
though I like smaller cordylines I hate the huge ones in the middle of a paved garden with no other plants around
Pampas grass should be outlawed :-)
as should rhododendron, a lot of species have caused so much harm to our woodland and park areas - though not all
geraniums, because I cant grow them indoors, but the wild ones have taken over my 2 beds where I just about to plant veg
emerald trees because I always kill them, though they are beautiful, in fact they were my first plant
cheese plants - erm cheesy :-)
"I think the carrot infinitely more fascinating than the geranium. The carrot has mystery. Flowers are essentially tarts. Prostitutes for the bees. There is, you'll agree, a certain je ne sais quoi oh so very special about a firm young carrot" Withnail and I

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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2008, 23:30 »
roses  :evil:
feed the soil not the plants
organicish
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gobs

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« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2008, 23:32 »
Quote from: "shaun"
roses  :evil:


 :roll:  :roll:

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« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2008, 23:35 »
ah roses...gotta agree with that too...bored to the back teeth of em! prepare to be shot at dawn
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« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2008, 23:43 »
Quote from: "gobs"
Quote from: "shaun"
roses  :evil:


 :roll:  :roll:


i am entitled to my own opinion gobby  :wink: i just dont like em

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« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2008, 00:23 »
Quote from: "shaun"
roses  :evil:
Oh I agree! When we moved into this house, before I felt it was 'mine' I kept coming across roses in the undergrowth. I lost count of the thorns I got in my hands. Eventually I realised that it was my garden and I could take them out if I wanted! So I did!! Just left a few lovely ones, which I admit to tending to within an inch of their lives!

But no, not my favourite things.



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