A couple of months ago i was mooching in one of our local stores when i came across a buy 1 get 1 free Clematis deal. I was instantly attracted to the thought of getting a couple. It really did look an attractive plant in full bloom and im a sucker for a decent buy 1 get 1 free deal.
Having my mobile phone to hand, i thought to take a quick readup on it there and then.
Well i was shocked to find that this quite lovely plant had a "poisonous to cats and dogs" tag on it with quite disturbing symptoms.
I certainly didnt want my kitty being stricken with fits of vomiting or diarrhea or anyone elses for that matter, so decided against buying it.
Poisonous? Really? Im pretty sure the Clematis isnt the only garden plant labelled with such a tag (im new to this)
Are there precautionary planting measures one takes when considering such? Does anyone have accounts of pooch and pussy poisonings? Was i over cautious?