Posted: 15/10/2015 at 15:13
Cats and dogs and children and adults have survived millennia living alongside a huge range of plants which, if used correctly, can feed, clothe, heal, make you sick and also kill you if mistreated.
The only plant I know of that can harm cats is the lily whose pollen is poisonous to them if they brush against them and then lick themselves clean. The simple, rational solution is to cut off the pollen sacks and not ban lilies.
I assume you live in a home full of potential danger - stairs, hot oven and hob, iron, glass windows, sharp knives, electric sockets...... - and yet don't feel threatened. It is the same with plants and gardens - grow your plants sensibly in the best conditions and right place and you will have a beautiful, safe garden.
Irrational fear needs to be recognised and accepted as such and will be part of the healing therapy.