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Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964

Nerium oleander , or just Oleander ; a beautiful plant widely available in garden centres . Much planted out during the summer-months ; this is actually one of the worlds most poisonous plants (in the top five) . The leaves , or even the juice from them can be absolutely fatal to humans !

This is sold with virtually no warnings as to its toxicity . Stupid isn't it?

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,393

    but who eats the flower garden? They're full of 'deadly' plants and everyone chooses the one they think most deadly to worry about. 

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,162

    CRUMBS, AND WHAT ABOUT SLIPPERS? SAID TO BE THE NUMBER ONE KILLER IN THE HOUSE.

    AND EVEN BATHROOM SCALES...

    https://www.thefreelibrary.com/BEWARE+OF+THE+SLIPPER%3B+They+can+seriously+damage+your+health.-a060347974

    Last edited: 13 June 2017 20:21:03

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,162

    NO, SLIPPERS AREN'T EDIBLE EITHER.....image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 6,681

    Loads of poisonous plants in my garden, the children and now the grandchildren were always told never to touch any of the plants in the garden without asking about them.  They didn't.

    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,557

    I think it should me mentioned on the labels - taking a 'at least you've been told' approach.
    I suspect the reason it's not is because there's no legislation that requires it, and if they did print a big POISONOUS on the label it's not going to help sales

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,162

    APPARENTLY, ACCORDING TO THE ARTICLE, ONE OF THE REASONS PEOPLE END UP IN HOSPITAL WITH A SLIPPER RELATED INJURY IS PLAYING WITH A SLIPPER TO WHICH A DOG IS ATTACHED........image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,523

    If you're concerned about the toxicity of plants, you can always take responsibility for yourself and Google them before you buy them. If you think that the risk is unacceptable, then don't buy the plant.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,346

    Having spent a fair bit of time in the southern Med., which is full of Oleanders, it is a miracle that there are any people surviving.

    My garden is full of foxgloves and aconitum and I am still alive.

    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
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