Why does my home made Split pea & ham hock soup have a floral taste--I used fresh onions, carrots, Celery, Bay leaf, Vegetable Broth and pepper
Camouflage with tomatoes.
Re the floral - could be the bay, or maybe store bought vegetable stock. If you have some that you did not use you could taste it and see. Sometimes store-bought stock has some weird off flavors.
Re disguising it - I think tomato is a good flavor with ham / split pea or at least not a bad flavor. Try adding some tomato paste or tomato sauce.
If you still get the floral, try adding some chili powder. Chili powder is the great equalizer. When I make "clean out the fridge beans" it is the chili powder that makes all the ingredients get along. If chili is not to your taste curry powder would work. Maybe curry would be better...
A purist might argue that it is no longer ham hock and split pea soup with chili powder and tomatoes. Bring the soup back to the purist when she is hungry and see what then.