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Posted: 25/04/2014 at 08:08

There's lots of conflicting statements on the net.  

Rowan berries are used to make jellies for human consumption.  They are not eaten raw by humans as they taste acrid and like many berries can cause stomach upsets if eaten raw.

The majority of rowan berries are eaten by wild birds.   

In my experience I have never known a dog to eat rowan berries (and I've had many rowan trees and many greedy dogs).  There are lots of plants and berries that could cause stomach upsets to dogs if they ate a large amount of them, but because they taste unpleasant dogs don't eat them. 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 07:38

Good morning Completely Bonkers and welcome 

Congratulations on the forthcoming wedding!!!

It would be best if you started a new thread with an appropriate title for your bouquet query, then those with appropriate knowledge will see it - not everyone'sbonkers enough to spend their mornings nattering on this thread 

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Posted: 25/04/2014 at 07:34

Agree

Brassicas

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 07:33

Can you post a pic please - that might give us some clues. 

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Posted: 25/04/2014 at 07:32

It looks like a rowan to me - good for wildlife - the birds love the berries (which is probably how it came to be where it is).  Worth keeping - if it's not in the best place for it (and it does look a mite close to that fence) I'd move it in the autumn when it's dormant.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 07:16

Good morning KEF   

Inspired by Fidget's bluebells, we are planning an expedition here  http://www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk/wildlife-in-norfolk/nature-reserves/reserves/foxley-wood over the weekend - not far from here so I won't have to keep OH out of the studio for too long 

Helping Solitary Bees - will they all nest in flower pots?

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 07:09

They've chosen those pots in their wisdom because they are ideally situated for them - if you move them you may not choose such a good spot and they will leave, or worse, they may perish 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 07:04

Good morning Chicky   Don't get blown away 

Kew Garden job cuts

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 07:03

Bumping this up in case there's some people who've not seen it. 

 

Felley Priory Bluebells.

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 06:52

Absolutely gorgeous - thanks 

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