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How to make your garden safe for pets

Now is the best time for you to be reviewing your garden borders and beds and thinking about new planting choices.  There are so many new plants on the market that it is easy to get carried away.  But, if you have pets then you really need to look at what you are purchasing as many plants are poisonous to your family pets.

With this in mind, we thought it might be useful to provide a list of plants you might want to avoid putting in your garden if you have dogs and cats.

Plants that are listed as toxic and are best to avoid:  Asparagus Fern, Begonia, Buxus Pyramiden, Calla Lily, Cherry Laurel, Chrysanthemum, Clematis, Cordyline, Daisy, Dahlia, Delphinium, Elderberry, Eucalyptus, Flax, Foxglove, Geranium, Grape Plant, Hedera Ivy, Hosta, Hydrangea Ligustrum Privet, Lilium Asian Lily, Lobelia, Lupinus Blue, Marigold, Nerium Oleander, Paeonia Mix, Papaver Poppy, Taxus Baccata Yew, Tomato Plant, Verbena, Wisteria.

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Safe alternatives for your garden include: African Daisy, African Violet, Antirrhinum (Snapdragon),  Aster, Astilbe, Camellia, Cosmos, Bamboo, Fuchsia, Gerbera Daisy, Heather, Honeysuckle, Impatiens, Jasmine, Lavender, Magnolia, Mahonia, Michaelmas Daisies, Nasturtium, Pansies, Petunia, Rose, Sunflower, Violet.

 For further information, you can refer to a recent survey commissioned by More Than in collaboration with 2000 cat and dog owners, and read their advice for a pet safe garden.

Happy planting…

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