Some species of
wildflowers are dangerous to your health and can kill. Read
Hay produced from
meadows if left to rot, will breed dangerous spores and cause lung diseases.
and Hay Fever:
Health and safety product warning. for
Wildflower seed mixtures
Some of the species of wildflowers we sell
are a hazard to health. Thus our products are technically illegal.
The risk can be severe for species listed
on this page.
Some species of
wildflowers are dangerous to your health and can kill.
Consumer safety law requires we remove these
seeds from our catalogue, instead we say the law is an ass.
Landowners do not have to
remove Foxgloves and many other dangerous plants growing wild throughout
This is also true in outdoor places where trade
occurs, such as public open private gardens. Plants cannot be eliminated just
because they may pose a risk to health or are a hazard.
This firm knowingly
contravenes safety law by selling such flora. why because we offer the experience of nature as product, and
technically as there are poisonous plant species we are liable for them where
the offering is part of a product. So Foxgloves we sell, and will continue to
sell them.. Legally its just like a knife, you can cut bread or do serious
damage to your health with a knife, should knives stop being sold. NO.
so we break the stupid non discerning
Ireland Inc' offers itself as an
international tourist product, we are all breaking the law by asking tourists
to visit ireland knowing that there are foxgloves in forests where many
tourists will visit..
Does that make it any better, NO.... But as we knowingly admit to selling
product that contravenes consumer and safety law, the choice is now yours to
please read on.....
GF02 our seed mix, is listed as non toxic, but we do
supply Yellow Rattle in this mixture. It is however considered safe with
children just not when kilos of foliage are digested, so its considered
Its is best to 'take the time' to show children the
poisonous and injurious garden plants and not only the few
poisonous and injurious wildflowers. In school gardens,
attach bright secure fixed non removable labels to warm of plants that are toxic and
not to be eaten.
When choosing wildflowers for children, the home garden and the school gardens
or parks are very different places.
Just as a pond has safety signs,
so too should wildflower meadows open to the public. Do NOT Eat the Flowers
Private gardens require parental
care, teach kids not to eat everything that grows in the garden.
botany to children. DBN acknowledges that parents know best, we
recommend that guardians take the time to judge the consequences of
explaining botany to each individual child. Think, before explanation,
try to judge the child's likely response, is your child likely to do the
opposite of what is asked? If so,
purchasing seed or live plant products with
poisonous and injurious wildflowers may not be your best choice or the
correct product for you.
goes, When explaining botany to children, make it fun, keep the
sentences short, use simple words and use helpful body language. Allow pause
and time for reflection, always start with a positive affirmation of the benefits
of plants, fruit and vegetables, to ones they can eat and when the opportunity arises explain that they should never eat something from the garden unless encouraged to do
so, by those who you say they can trust.
Day by day, one plant type at a time show a child that such a plant has
thorns, barbs, attracts wasps, teach them that plants can be dangerous, poisonous or in a dangerous
place, many children love to know about the scary creepy crawlies, and more
about the wonder and diversity of nature.
Some species of
wildflowers are dangerous to your health and if ingested are
poisonous and can kill. .
DBN recommend that its
wildflower mixtures, seeds and plants are not for human or animal consumption as they contains
plants such as Foxglove which is
poisonous and Corncockle which is mildly
toxic if ingested. Ragwort, Bluebell, Buttercup, Marsh Marigold, Marsh Cinquefoil, Wild Angelica, Greater
Celandine, Wood Sanicle, Tree Lupin and
Lords-and-Ladies are species which
the author has seen as reported to be toxic or mildly toxic to humans and
animal species. Fresh
Red Clover may make livestock overly
frisky and difficult to handle. St
Johnswort, is a prescribed medical species. Wild
Parsnip will cause skin irritation on contact with the juice of
the plant, released at cutting times. Hogweed
although rarely present in our mixtures is another irritant
species. Yellow Rattle is reported as toxic, it
is in so many hay meadows. Something was eating all that hay.
All Buttercup contain toxicicity.
Medicinal: When choosing a seed mixture or
single species it is best to check with the appropriate herbal or medical authority or search
the worldwide web.
wildflowers are used for medical purposes. Our
products are intended for amenity horticulture, to attract wildlife and
conserve nature. They are not intended as medical cures or as edible plants.
A few species are Edible:
Burdock is a choice culinary vegetable. Marjoram is a culinary herb. Nettles,
although not on our product range are an ideal wild food. There are
more...............search the world wide web.....
of cut materials: Always remove the meadow cuttings,
wildflower meadow hay should be removed as soon as possible and not be heaped
on site as it will become mouldy (and pose a health risk).
and Hay Fever: Wildflowers
release pollen. Hay fever sufferers should be aware that the main species
that cause an increase in the 'Pollen Count' are flowering grasses.
Wildflower meadows can be sown without added grass seed and can be maintained
in growing season, with three to five cuts per year to discourage
flowering grasses and thus greatly reduce Pollen.
Our products contain fine seed and airborne dust, please ware safety glasses
when sowing and do not scatter in the direction of other persons.
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