a horrid bush that smells of cat urine

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  1. sandie

    sandie Apprentice Gardener

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    i've just started trying to get to terms with a neglected garden,in the main flower bed there is a bush that i think may be juniper, it stinks to high heaven, is appearing all over the place, sending up miniature bits of itself, does anyone know what it is and how can i get rid of it? its even made its way under the lawn and is appearing in another bed!
     
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    Sandie,

    Do you have a picture of it, if you can't post a pic on here, send it to me and I will host it for you.


    Nathan.
     
  3. Will Dunkerley

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    I know exactly the one you mean, but I don't know what it is. Why anyone in their right mind would plant something that smells like that is a mystery to me [​IMG]
     
  4. Bayleaf

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    A pic of your plant would help i.d. and/or a thorough description Sandie.
    Salvia sclarea smells like cats wee. & apparently female Gingko trees with fruit smell like dogs faeces. I think the foliage of Choisya has to be one of the most revolting smells out there too. Not all in the garden smells of roses ;)
     
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    I like the smell of choisya but think osteospermums, pelogoniums and tomato plant smell foul, geranium macrorhizome smell like cat pee too but at least it has nice flowers.
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    I dont think juniper spreads by suckers, does it?
    which is what appears to be happening Sandie.
     
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    oh lordy - i've just bought a salvia sclarea - and i loathe the smell of cat widdle :(
     
  8. sandie

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    thanks everyone for replies, i havent got a pic i'm afraid, it is very like creeping juniper, though the leaves are bright green, not grey-green, and the smell is strong when you clip it, yuk!
     
  9. sandie

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    [​IMG]
    found a pic, not very clear, its that lump at the far end of what is now a lovely flower bed
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Looks like a nice little bush, as you say it is at the ffaaarrr end. [​IMG]

    [ 30. May 2005, 08:03 PM: Message edited by: pete2255 ]
     
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