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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt94 View Post
    put it this way when i was a toddler i ate a daff bulb - needless to say i was rushed to the childrens and forced to drink liquid charcoal - luckily i cant remeber doing it, but my mum does - she said that she was covered in the stuff
    I once saw a little boy being forced to drink that stuff because his mum had found him with her "pill"!
    The worst mine did was to smear her while self in my lipstick aged 16 months. Then the two of them rang 999 one morning. I was getting ready for work and had my stockings half way up my legs. Thanks kids!
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    Dieffenbachia (Dumb Cane) is a popular pot plant here. Looks attractive and copes well with indoors. But it causes numbness if anything chews it. So young humans and young animals aren't safe around them. Not sure whether they are popular over there tho.
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    A friend's two year old pushed a dried pea up her nose once. As it swells, it causes quite a problem apparently. Another visit to A & E.

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    There are far more dangers in the home than in the garden: my siblings and nephews have been to a & e with various things up their nostrils and down ears (rubbers, beads), one nephew OD'd on Calpol 3 times

    I grow various poisonous and sharp things at school and I'm determined that we keep them: it teaches children to respect the plants and to be sensible in protecting themselves. I'm currently making a skull & crossbones sign for the Most Dangerous Plant in the world, (the one that kills most people) (nicotiana)
    All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

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    Just try working out what trees are safe for horses - not much! If they eat too much of any of them they are history. Really annoying trying to grow things for shade, the environment and not kill off the nags - and no they shouldn't be eating them, but some horses like some kids, just can't resist.
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    ^ even grass can be toxic to horses. however did they evolve without us to look out for them?
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    I really can't believe I have got to 40+ with all the "deadly" stuff in the garden.

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