Posted: 07/08/2013 at 17:47
Since an awful lot of plants are poisonous to humans (and many to animal) and some are toxic (Difference is toxic ones kill, poisonous ones don't. normally), our gardens would be very much poorer places if we took them all out. Let's face it carrots are poisonous as are Lettuce......if you eat enough of them.
Had a garden full of such plants for 45 years and children in the garden for 44 of those years and we ain't lost one yet.
Arum maculatum berries are so unpleasant that no one would ever eat more than one (supposed to be like eating a mouthful of needles) and one berry is not going to kill.
Very diffficult and emotive subject really.