Posted: 08/06/2013 at 16:15
My point was that Moira 2 had a brief to create a wildlife garden that was free of toxic plants, and she needed advice as seemingly most plants are toxic. Well, yes, up to a point, but you can go too, too far down that road.
If we took a really hard look at our own gardens would we find toxic plants in them? Of course. Even rhubarb leaves, potato haulm, laburnum (looking fantastic at the moment), most bulbs,foxgloves, ivy, hellibores, euphorbias, buttercup,etc, etc. Or 'dangerous' as in thorny plants.Or stingy as in that wonderful wildlife plant - the nettle. But in reality they are not a problem.