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What plant is this?

Hi, new to the forum!

I’ve just moved into my first house and the previous owner was quite the gardener. We have these plants which are scattered across the garden and the dog is very interested in them.

Please can someone give me a name of the plant so I can research it and make sure it’s safe for the dog?

Kind regards,
Jack


  


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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,587
    It's a fucshia .
    Devon.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,562
    We have two dogs aged 11 and 9.  We had quite a lot of those plants in our last garden and never any problems except when they raced thru the borders and flattened things.  We'll be growing them here too in this new garden.

    Despite the tasty fruits made when the flowers are pollinated, neither has ever eaten a fuchsia nor, indeed, any other garden plant tho they do sometimes chew a bit of hedgerow grass on walkies.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • ju1i3ju1i3 Camden Town, LondonPosts: 189
    That list did not mention grapes. PLEASE, everyone who has anything to do with dogs, be aware grapes (and raisins, jam, etc made from grapes) can be toxic to dogs, any size, any quatitity. 
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,562
    We have grapevines in this garden, as do thousands of French gardeners - and their dogs and ours are fine.  Why would anyone give grapes or jam to a dog?

    Ours don't like fruit.  Meat, cheese, bones, crackling, dog biscuits, toothy chews are so much more to their taste.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,587
    given that dogs were domesticated around 10,000 years ago, it's a wonder they've survived at all with all these killer plants around.
    Devon.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,504
    edited September 2018
    ju1i3 said:
    That list did not mention grapes. PLEASE, everyone who has anything to do with dogs, be aware grapes (and raisins, jam, etc made from grapes) can be toxic to dogs, any size, any quatitity. 
    Grapes and their derivatives are very poisonous to dogs -
    • Grapes: Dangerous doses begin at about 1 or 2 grapes for a 10-pound dog, and 3 or 4 grapes for a 20-pound dog.
    • Raisins: Just 0.7 ounces of raisins may be toxic for a 10-pound dog, and 1.4 ounces for a 20-pound dog.
    I can confirm that runner beans are not - my dog has stripped all of the runners up to about 4ft!

    PS - I have emailed Dogs Trust to inform them of the omission 

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • ju1i3ju1i3 Camden Town, LondonPosts: 189
    why mention the list @Hostafan1 if you think it's such a trivial concern?

    I use this https://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/pet-owners/basics/top-10-plants-poisonous-to-pets/ which has further link to a more detailed list.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,587
    ju1i3 said:
    why mention the list @Hostafan1 if you think it's such a trivial concern?

    I use this https://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/pet-owners/basics/top-10-plants-poisonous-to-pets/ which has further link to a more detailed list.

    I'm just trying to be helpful. 
    Forgive me if that offends you.
    Devon.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,867
    Hostafan1 said:
    Thanks for that, I’ve now stripped out almost every plant from my garden and put it back to grass . Digging all the bulbs out wil be a difficult job.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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