which plants do you regret planting the most?

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Re: which plants do you regret planting the most?

Post by Kristen » Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:05 pm

Nathan wrote:My other half wants me to chop it down, which I know would give more room in the garden, but I don't have the heart to do it!
Sell it on eBay? Plenty of big'uns have come up for sale - buyer to dig up etc.

Maybe there isn't enough access to get it out though?
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Re: which plants do you regret planting the most?

Post by Nathan » Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:11 pm

Kristen wrote:
Nathan wrote:My other half wants me to chop it down, which I know would give more room in the garden, but I don't have the heart to do it!
Sell it on eBay? Plenty of big'uns have come up for sale - buyer to dig up etc.

Maybe there isn't enough access to get it out though?
There are too many other plants planted close to it, plus my garden has no access other than through the house... I keep trying to convince my other half that it wont get to the size of the ones on the seafront :lol:
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Re: which plants do you regret planting the most?

Post by lee1125 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:53 pm

kata wrote:Himalayan balsam looks really nice..pity its a weed Lee!

:mrgreen:
Yeah its one of the "nicer looking weeds" id rather have in my garden.

Must admit to occasionally popping the seeds heads as i walk by them as im walking my dogs :) I just cant help myself...... :lol:


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Re: which plants do you regret planting the most?

Post by cordyman » Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:46 pm

Nathan wrote:I regret planting my Phoenix canariensis, as at the time I was renting the house & thought I would dig it up when I moved & I never thought about it getting big. Then we ended up buying the house & now it has sort of taken over the garden, it's not so bad now that it's 'going up' but I have to keep it "pineapple" pruned & it's soon going to cause problems with my Washingtonia as the trunks are close to touching :? My other half wants me to chop it down, which I know would give more room in the garden, but I don't have the heart to do it!

in your recent pics I thought it looked cracking as it was !! very jungly!


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Re: which plants do you regret planting the most?

Post by Edo » Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:13 pm

tropical Tom wrote:ROSES :x :x :x or anything with thorns actually... :x :x :x
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Re: which plants do you regret planting the most?

Post by kata » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:54 am

lee1125 wrote:
kata wrote:Himalayan balsam looks really nice..pity its a weed Lee!

:mrgreen:
Yeah its one of the "nicer looking weeds" id rather have in my garden.

Must admit to occasionally popping the seeds heads as i walk by them as im walking my dogs :) I just cant help myself...... :lol:
I love them, almost orchid looking flowers and a lovely contrasting leaf..beautiful! A lot of natures weeds are quite nice.

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Re: which plants do you regret planting the most?

Post by gdudey » Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:27 pm

One of the neighbours (about 150m away) have field horsetail as a sort of ornamental grass in their pseudo japanese (bull poo) front garden. :shock: I just spent part of my afternoon removing its offspring from my own front garden. :roll:


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Re: which plants do you regret planting the most?

Post by derrick » Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:16 pm

Gunnera my worry its a little to happy with this wet weather just keeps growing from a little plant to a monster .
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Re: which plants do you regret planting the most?

Post by greendragon » Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:04 pm

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Re: which plants do you regret planting the most?

Post by kata » Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:07 pm

Be grateful they are not ten Leylandi GD......... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: which plants do you regret planting the most?

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:21 pm

Nicandra,


It grows really quickly from seed each year and smothers many plants because it grows so so fast. It self seeds prolifically but looks like I've got rid of them this year.

Nice plants but very poisionous and looks edible/ish.


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