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davholla

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Foxgloves in hanging baskets
« on: April 21, 2020, 08:52:13 »
I like Foxgloves but (I don't think this a problem but family would) people are often concerned about them poisoning children, so I would like to grow them in hanging baskets - is this possible?

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Foxgloves in hanging baskets
« on: April 21, 2020, 08:52:13 »

ACE

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Re: Foxgloves in hanging baskets
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2020, 09:02:29 »
Straight answer no. They are biennials. look up children poisoned with foxgloves, you will have trouble finding them, it don't happen.
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Re: Foxgloves in hanging baskets
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2020, 10:58:42 »
Claim 'Grandfather rights'.
These extend to :(and are not limited to)
A) "NO! dont touch"
B) "Leave the b***** things alone!"

Apply to all circumstances.
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Paulh

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Re: Foxgloves in hanging baskets
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2020, 12:47:52 »
Children learn very early not to eat what they find outside.

If you are worried, start digging up your daffodils!

davholla

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Re: Foxgloves in hanging baskets
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2020, 13:05:06 »
Children learn very early not to eat what they find outside.

If you are worried, start digging up your daffodils!

I thought that only daffodil bulbs were poisonous?

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Re: Foxgloves in hanging baskets
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2020, 14:53:42 »
I believe that all parts are poisonous but the bulbs are the most toxic.

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Re: Foxgloves in hanging baskets
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2020, 15:10:43 »
I believe that all parts are poisonous but the bulbs are the most toxic.
Indeed you are correct. Its why the celtic Welsh ("ancient Britons") cultivated them , so as to poison their arrow heads, while fighting off the Angles etc, it is alleged.
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Re: Foxgloves in hanging baskets
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2020, 16:39:29 »
Just grow foxgloves - and anything else - in the ground and train the grandchildren not to touch without asking first.  same for any plant that has red berries.

Education is what they need, not cossetting.
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Re: Foxgloves in hanging baskets
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2020, 16:52:29 »


Education is what they need, not cossetting.
A big stick helps

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Re: Foxgloves in hanging baskets
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2020, 07:19:58 »
Privet berry poisoning does though... so rip out all the privet hedges... and don't even consider a laburnum within 10 miles of children!