Rhubarb leaves can kill. But you knew that right?

The entertaining guide at the Poison Garden at Alnwick Castle told the tour group of a government information leaflet in WW1 which encouraged people to eat any green leaves. 15 people died so they withdrew the leaflet. In WW2 the same leaflet was issued and 5 people died. This is a link about the garden. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/step-inside-worlds-most-dangerous-garden-if-you-dare-180952635/https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/step-inside-worlds-most-dangerous-garden-if-you-dare-180952635/https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/step-inside-worlds-most-dangerous-garden-if-you-dare-180952635/

Many other interesting facts. Laurel hedges can give off cyanide as they have this defence for munchie animals but will also gas people off their ladder (and in a car full of cuttings on the way to the tip).


Many other interesting facts. Don’t handle Rue. Will give you 7 years photo sensitivity.


@AllotmentFun @ChrisJCoates

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