Category Archives: Poisonous Plants

Companion Planting Foxgloves

Companion Planting Foxgloves

Foxgloves are found in woodlands up and down the country and they thrive in those conditions. There is so much more to this stately looking flower. By companion planting foxgloves you will reap many benefits not least of which is this pretty flower. Thompson and Morgan have a great post on how to grow foxgloves click here to see it. Companion Planting Foxgloves I’ll have to start with a word of warning, foxgloves are poisonous to people and animals, that said they contain digitalis which is a steroid which exerts a powerful action on the heart . For my top… → Read More

Are Daffodils Poisonous To Horses?

are daffodils poisonous to horses

The question are daffodils poisonous to horses? Poses a serious problem to horse owners. If left to over graze an area, horses are potentially placed at risk of serious illness. The problem is you have no idea what grew on the land in the dim and distant past. On the surface its just grazing, but amongst the roots there could be lurking a dangerous poison. Bulbs could be lying dormant for many years, possibly buried too deep to produce flowers. Not yet rotted away, these bulbs can be, depending on the plant… Poisonous. Common Questions Related to Horses and Daffodils… → Read More

Are Daffodils Poisonous to Cats?

Are Daffodils Poisonous To Cats

The humble daffodil, made famous by Wordsworth’s poem are the pre runner to Spring. Cheerful, yellow flowers surrounded by green leaves marking the end of Winter and the beginning of Spring. But be warned, there is a dark side to these pleasant looking flowers, which leads to the question are daffodils poisonous to cats? The effects from consumption of daffodils can be sudden or can take time to appear, but the sooner you act, the better. Commonly Asked Questions Relating to Cats and Daffodils Helpful Resources If you are at all worried that your cat has consumed any part of… → Read More

Are Daffodils Poisonous to Dogs?

The very epitome of Spring, bright yellow trumpet like flowers blowing in the breeze, framed by dark green leaves. The Daffodil is one of the earliest sources of nectar for bees and other early pollinators. So many positives related to this Spring flower but are daffodils poisonous to dogs? Also known as Narcissus, paper white, or Jonquil, the daffodil has roughly 12 main types but within those types there are around 1300 variations. The information below applies to ALL varieties. Questions Relating to Dogs and Daffodils Helpful resources If your dog has eaten a daffodil or any part of the… → Read More

10 Houseplants That Are Poisonous To Dogs

10 houseplants that are poisonous for dogs

It’s not only outdoor plants that pose a threat to your pets, household plants can be also be poisonous to dogs. So here’s the growing-guides 10 houseplants that are poisonous to dogs. Keeping Dogs Safe When dogs are left at home alone, they are likely to become bored. They are then more than likely to start investigating for something to play with or something to chew. This is natural behaviour for dogs, it can also be fatal. You wouldn’t knowingly leave dangerous objects around your home for your beloved pets to harm themselves on. So here is a warning about… → Read More

The Top Five Poisonous Plants for Dogs

the top five poisonous plants for dogs

Most people like to have a nice garden with pleasant flowers brightening it up. If you share your garden with your dog you might be surprised at just how dangerous some of these plants can be to our canine friends. So to help you and your pets stay safe, here is the top five poisonous plants for dogs. The Top Five Poisonous Plants for Dogs Daffodils Daffodils or Narcissi bloom in early Spring, but the danger starts in Autumn when the bulbs are planted. Not only are the daffodil bulbs poisonous to dogs but also the flowers and just as… → Read More