Category Archives: Poisonous plants

The Extraordinary and the Beautiful

Phytolacca Americana – Pokeweed has these spectacular pink green flowers that become mushy black berries in late summer.  It is poisonous to humans but provides a feast for some birds.

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My gorgeous Rosa New dawn has crept into the photo

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Also photo bombing is Black Bryony.  Another poisonous plant with glossy green heart shaped leaves and wonderful red berries. It is a twining climber common in our hedgerows…so beautiful but so dangerous.  I’m always in two minds whether to remove it or leave it be.

In the same border I continued to cloud-prune my Phillyrea latifolia this week.

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I’m actually quite proud of my intervention with nature 🙂