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shovetheholly Thu 28-Apr-16 10:56:49

Bearing in mind that we all have different tastes (one woman's meat is another woman's poison and all that) what plants turn you off?

For me, it has to be begonias.

dolkapots Thu 28-Apr-16 11:21:43

the brown heuchera (sp). It is so depressing and funereal to me. Daffodils I associate with sadness and mourning so not keen on those (although plant them every year for some reason)
There are lots of shrubby type things I hate unless they are in bloom. I tend to stick with evergreen stuff as I hate the look of semi dead things in the garden.

echt Thu 28-Apr-16 12:32:12

Can't be doing with camellias and azalea in my own garden. Camellias are overused as plants in Victoria, huge great shrubs and so boring for most of the year.

Photinia, also overused.

Ditto pittosporum, which I would torch if I could.

Igneococcus Thu 28-Apr-16 12:51:39

Ornamental cabbages, why would you waste valuable gardening space on them?

Oldraver Thu 28-Apr-16 12:51:48

I dont like Begonias either...they look very tatty, my neighbour has loads.

Roses... bad memories of my GP's huge rose garden (over 200) that was a no mans land and it used hurt too much to retrieve stray toys. Plus one of my firts jobs after leaving school was in a florist where the lowly one me got to remove all the thorns off the stems

Big marigolds...have always prefered Tagetes

Ifailed Thu 28-Apr-16 12:59:48

big trees in small gardens. I mean, why?

shovetheholly Thu 28-Apr-16 13:07:07

These have me laughing away. except pittosporum which I like grin

YY Y to ornamental cabbages! Just grow actual cabbages and then you can eat them when you're sick of them. And to big trees in small spaces.

I would say busy lizzies, but I am not sure anyone grows them anymore. I used to love them as a child, though!

I also have it in a bit for cordylines.

I know what you mean about dead things dolka - I used to like those bronze carex. Now I just think they look like an ex-carex.

Greydog Thu 28-Apr-16 13:10:04

Hostas. Can't see the point of them.

GreenMarkerPen Thu 28-Apr-16 13:14:18

geraniums
some hydrangeas (that look like old-lady-swimming-cas)

shovetheholly Thu 28-Apr-16 13:17:07

shock at hostas!! grin

All geraniums greenmarker? See, I like the perennial ones in the garden, the hardy geraniums. But I do not like quite a lot of pelargoniums.

PurpleWithRed Thu 28-Apr-16 13:20:31

Coleus. Anything ridiculously tastelessness variegated, and anything a sickly shade of yellow. Especially choisea sundance which just looks ill.

dolkapots Thu 28-Apr-16 14:02:38

Lol I love most of these things, esp geraniums and ornamental cabbages grin

YY to photinia, there are so many in my area that I just want to spray paint them. Pieris and I have never got off to a good start or finish but there are really vibrant gorgeous ones around at the moment.

I love roses and hydrangeas in bloom but when they are cut back I just want to throw a colourful duvet over them.

LikeASoulWithoutAMind Thu 28-Apr-16 14:19:58

Conifers. My new garden is full of the buggers.

Kwirrell Thu 28-Apr-16 14:44:13

Fuchsia, especially the red and purple variety. Camellia and peony.

MadSprocker Thu 28-Apr-16 17:00:36

Conifers for me too. My main one is more about style. My ds would have everything in straight lines and symmetrical if he could, whereas I prefer flowing curves and cottage style planting. You wouldn't believe the 'discussions' we have about it.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Thu 28-Apr-16 17:07:00

Laurel, shiny plastic looking leaves.
Busy Lizzies and begonias - tatty.
Primulas - garish colours and look really fake, just have natural primroses.

GreenMarkerPen Thu 28-Apr-16 17:11:04

oh yes. straight lines.
and seasonal plant ripped out and replanted like in big shopping areas.

and flowery plants that are not swarming with bees.

LaContessaDiPlump Thu 28-Apr-16 17:14:37

Hydrangeas. Hate hate hate.

Happy with most other things grin

MadSprocker Thu 28-Apr-16 20:53:10

DH, not ds!

shovetheholly Fri 29-Apr-16 08:04:16

Oh, another one - those neon orange calendulas that are brighter than traffic cones. My Dad has a beautiful garden, but insists on letting these self-seed. Bleurgh!!

Gatekeeper Fri 29-Apr-16 08:16:54

dislike mop hydrangeas esp that sickly pink shade

orange gladioli
tree ferns, cordylines, bananas
carex grasses esp the rusty coloured one and the black one
big showy double daffs

mind you- I've rather see that lot than a plastic topiary ball and a concreted drive!

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Fri 29-Apr-16 08:24:27

Oh, I love neon orange calendulas, had loads at the allotment last year. And tge nein orange calufornia poppies.

shovetheholly Fri 29-Apr-16 08:42:11

I just have a hatred of really bright orange, whoknows. I don't know why, it is completely irrational It just makes me feel ill. I think it might be to do with fact I LOVE pink yet can't wear many shades of it as I am a red head! I think I compensate in the garden. grin

YES to the point that any plant - even a collection of begonias and neon calendulas - is better than fake plastic plants!

bookbook Fri 29-Apr-16 09:18:41

Red Hot Pokers - cant stand them
and yy to busy lizzies, but I do like the really big begonias , not the bedding ones though....

TheSpottedZebra Fri 29-Apr-16 09:36:20

It is so funny reading people's pet hates!

I think my only plant hate is of the poinsettia. But it is a hatred that burns very very strongly indeed.
Just the sight of them in store makes me furious, and if anyone should give me a poinsettia, it is as if they have given me a filled dog poo bag with a scribbled note saying that they don't know me at all but don't like me, and they want me to suffer.

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