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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:51 pm    Post subject: plants you have grown to hate. Reply with quote

stachys (sp?) - the one commonly known as rabbit's ears.
i hacked 75% off mine this morning, but i'm sure it'll be back in full force next year. it's a bully, plus when the leaves decay, they look awful.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am going off Crocosmia - its quite a bully, easy to grow and has a beautiful flower.... how annoying?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The climber mile a minute. It does exactly what it says on the tin. Laughing . Hard work I tell ya.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Gardeners' Garters" ( Phalaris arundinacea Picta ).....a gorgeous variegated grass that I mistakenly planted in a garden of mine years ago. Disaster ! It runs and runs and I grew to dislike it intensely.....I'm sure it would have gone right through the garden if I'd allowed it to.
So be warned.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pheasant berry, It stangles it's neighbours for half the year and just when you think it's under control and are beginning to like it, it dies down and disappears leaving a tangle of horrid hollow stems Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh dear! I planted a Pheasant Berry this year, but I have it against a fence as a stand-alone shrub, nothing to strangle..... but I'll watch it more carefully now!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me too, I planted 30 of them, alternative green and gold to form a hedge. I wanted something more interesting than leylandi that would withstand the wind. It does seem to have grown quickly, I bought them in 3" pots in March and they are now 18" - 24" high. They are not near other plants, so I suppose they can only strangle each other!
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