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Some species of wildflowers are dangerous to your health and can kill.  Read on

Hay produced from meadows if left to rot, will breed dangerous spores and cause lung diseases.

Link Pollen 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 and below in great numbers.

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 can offer safe versions of some products in our ranges.

As landowners do not have to remove Foxgloves and many other dangerous plants growing wild throughout Ireland in places where trade occurs. This firm knowingly contravenes safety law, we all offer the experience of nature as product, and technically if there are poisonous plant species we are liable for them where the offering is part of a product, so as Ireland Inc' offers its self as an international tourist product, we are all breaking the law. 
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 buy it. 

please read on.....

GF02 is listed as non toxic, but we do supply Yellow Rattle in this mixture. It is however considered safe with children.

Risks: Wildflowers and Children:  
Its is best to 'take the time' to show children the many poisonous and injurious garden plants and not only the few poisonous and injurious wildflowers. In school gardens, secure fixed non removable labels should warm of plants that are toxic and not to be eaten. 

When choosing wildflowers for children, the home garden and the school garden or park are very different places.

just as a pond has safety signs, so too should wildflower meadows open to the public. Private gardens require parental care, teach kids not to eat everything that grows in the garden. 

Explaining 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. 

Easy 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 can kill. 
Foxglove, Wood Sanicle and Tree Lupin, if ingested are poisonous. 
Corncockle is unfit for consumption and will upset animals, 
Yellow Rattle
is reported as toxic, it is in so many hay meadows. Something was eating all that hay

Not for consumption:  
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, Yellow Rattle, 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. 

Often 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.
Many other 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.....

Disposal 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). 

Pollen 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.

Dust, 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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