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Nooo - not dahlias! Actually, I must confess that I'm not that keen when grown in the garden, but I love them as a cut flower, especially the spikier ones. Look, pretty!
There must be something wrong with me. I love all the plants the others hate! Who couldn't adore the stunning sight of ceanothus in full flower, the fragrance of hyacinths, or the striking exotic appeal of coleus. Even forsythia has its place .... although not in my garden!
I hate any flowers planted in regimental straight lines with lots of beautifully weeded soil, but particularly African Marigolds!!But then I'm a messy sort of person.
I'm sorry for all those rose can anyone HATE a rose? They are my favourites!


Marigolds, I agree with that. Ugh, the smell! They always look a bit grubby to me too, as if all soil particles stick to their petals.
I really really hate ALL orchids, I cannot see the attraction, love & lust people have for them!!
Oh No! don't dis the Dahlias! They transport me back to my long- gone childhood. And the bigger and more showy the better! I could however, happily live without setting eyes on another daffodil or marigold - or smelling them, come to that!
A love-hate really ... hamamaelia mollis (spelling is incorrect I know) ... lovely in June ... then chop off the flower heads before they seed all over the place ... then a disgusting heao of leaves with a root system that defies uprooting ... now add to this 'wild' michaelmas daisies ... not he well-mannered species varieties ... a root system than compares with ground elder ... aaargh!!
I absolutely hate Vinca - I planted it for short-term groundcover years ago and have been unable to get rid of it since, or stop its relentless spread! I love alstroemerias and have many different ones in my garden.
I really hate any kind of weed ! Now what are they good for .... I love and grow carnivorous plant such as sarracenia's and they have a meaning in life !!!!!!!!!!!!
All euphorbias, so drab not for my garden thanks. The most HATED oh has to be MAHONIA, ugly leaves, insignificant flowers, and planted in hundreds by councils everywhere,,, why, when there are so many beautiful shrubs to chose from?
I have an instant dislike to any plant labelled as 'good ground cover' - I know it will be a rampant thing and I will never be rid of it. A personal dislike is daffodils with pink trumpets - for heavens sake, daffodils are yellow!!!!
I cannot bear Alchemilla Mollis. It is a pretty plant but the wretched stuff colonises the whole garden in no time and completely takes over.


I abhor Aucuba and actively dislike most of the other Laurels. With the exception of the useful and tasty Lauris nobilis, the rest, at least those growing in the U.K are really boring. There are loads of excellent hedgeing type plants so why must people plant these really dull, ugly specimens that can't even have the decency to be cut with a hedgetrimmer without the edges growing brown?
I have always hated Ribes- pink redcurrant. seemed lots of gardens in the mining village where I gre up had at least one, they just smells of cat pee and are a dreadfull dull colour pink.also hate goldenrod, remind me of scruffy uncared for gardens. Have to agree that I also hate seeing regimented boarders with neatly dug soil between the plants (except in parks where oddly I like them?) I love just about everything else. I particularly like the smell of marigolds & geraniums unlike many people. Just wish I had room to try togrow everything!
I really do not like the smell of achillea, smells like cat pee to me! Also I'm not a fan of Virginia Creeper, it's a pain to get rid of!
I hate loathe detest wallflowers....urgh... i mean urgh! and hostas, yuk, great big cabbages things, yuk!