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Which plants would you NOT have in your garden?


 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 6:09 pm    Post subject: Which plants would you NOT have in your garden? Reply with quote

Open to the forum!

Mine is the ordinary, common garden variety grass which you see in lawns everywhere. Crying or Very sad

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's an easy question....my immediate answer would be : gardener's garters ( phalaris arundinacea )...an attractive green and white striped grass that I grew to hate in my first garden as it was horribly invasive and almost impossible to get rid of....or even control.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

any nondescript evergreen. have helped take a few of them down over the last few months.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rhus typhinia, and Populas candicans "araura"..Oh, and grass, unless I had a much bigger garden!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IVY I just hate the stuff, it is so invasive and grows everywhere, I have to spend next week end ripping down off walls etc yuk
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, so far, grass (in a couple of varieties) tops the list with 3 votes.

then,

1 for Staghorn.

1 for Variegated Poplar.

1 for Ivy.

1 for evergreens (nondescript types.)

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, ivy and any other plant that has been planted with a view to being 'quick growing' but yet 'low maintenance'! Others I see used/abused in that category are Leylandii and Grisselenia - they become unkempt monsters that are intrusive and very un-neighbourly if not maintained appropriately.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, ivy and any other plant that has been planted with a view to being 'quick growing' but yet 'low maintenance'! Others I see used/abused in that category are Leylandii and Grisselenia - they become unkempt monsters that are intrusive and very un-neighbourly if not maintained appropriately.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, Cordateria selloana, Phormium tenax, Cordyline australis, and Eucalyptus gunnii.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Japanese knotweed Sad it's thriving in my back garden
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey tippben,

I like all of those!! Just wish I had the space!!
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know why but I just loathe Hellebore.
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'd add rabbit's ears (stachys) to the list - i had a small garden, and was forever hacking this back.
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