Irritating Plant of the Month - January 2017

I struggled a bit this month to think of an irritating plant.  I'm just happy that most seem to be getting through the winter alive, so to label one as irritating seems a little unfair.  I also started to think that it is so easy to be disappointed that to not be looking for the positive is also not the best idea I have had this week.

However, a commitment is a commitment so here is the plant I am nominating this month:  the top of the garden mahonia.
What?  I hear you say, why?  Well I'm less irritated by it than worried if truth be told.  I don't think it looks all that perky at the moment and I am hoping that it is ok.  After spending the first few years ignoring this plant I am now rather fond of it.  It is one of the few plants that was in the garden when I moved in so it deserves some points for being a survivor.

So there you have it, a bit of a half-hearted irritating plant nomination.  I can see it has flower buds forming so hopefully I will stop worrying about it soon.