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Is this Oleander?

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 07:27

Gardens are full of very toxic plants, potato and rhubarb leaves to name just two.  For hundreds of years we've brought branches of berried holly into our homes at Christmas, but the berries are poisonous.  Children should not be in a garden (or anywhere else) unsupervised until they can be relied on not to eat stuff without checking with an adult first.

However, if you are too anxious to allow the oleander to remain, I would suggest you look at replacing it with hibiscus .  According to the information I can find online these are toxic to cats and dogs, but not humans.

To remove the oleander just dig it up and take or send it to the council composting place.

anyone know what type of caterpillar this is please

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 07:02



Posted: 22/07/2015 at 06:59

Good morning all

Hope everyone's feeling better this morning - Lesley painful foot is horrid!  Have you thought about a quick appointment with a Scholl podiatrist - once upon I time I suddenly developed the most awful pain in my foot - turned out to be collapsed arch - the right support in my shoe brought about immediate bliss!!!   Apparently these things occur most often in the summer as people spend time in the garden bare-foot or in flat shoes. 

Strange flower in hay field

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 06:46

Hi Jimbob

To upload a photo you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where your type your post, and follow the instructions. 

Don't think it works for iphones ... yet

Waiting to see your purple flower ...

Wooden Trough Planter

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 20:29

You're turning into a gardener!!!!!!!!

Bamboo query

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 19:45
cathy43 wrote (see)
....I was always covered in clean dirt my mother said I was rarely presentable but healthy

I still am

Plum tree problem

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 19:32

I agree with Pansyface - all good things must come to an end and this plum tree's time is up


Posted: 21/07/2015 at 19:11

Think I'd expect a hefty money off voucher for my next treatment KEF 

Lesley - poor you ((hugs))  - Just a thought - have you got holiday insurance that would cover it?  Then you could book another holiday when things are more settled .........

Help needed to solve tomato problem.

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 19:05

Different varieties have differing needs - some are more markedly different than others.

I have a variegation issue!

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 18:27

Glad to hear you agree with me Nut

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Geum Totally Tangerine

It's got to be moved ... 
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Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

If you could only choose one ........... 
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Winter container display

Stuck for ideas 
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Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 19:53

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 08:10

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 20:16

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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