Poisonous Plants: A Guide for Parents and Childcare Providers
By Elizabeth A Dauncey
Kew Publishing, £15
It’s easy to forget that some commonly grown plants can be highly dangerous to children. This new book, which has been produced in conjunction with the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew and the Medical Toxicology Information team at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London, provides a comprehensive guide to over 130 of the most poisonous plants likely to be found in the home, garden and countryside. It covers plants that are harmful if touched or eaten, what the plants look like and the symptoms they cause. Several clear images are provided on each page to help identify the plants and there’s an 8in ruler included at the back for times when you need to measure the plant.
In addition, there’s advice provided on designing and creating a safe garden and a list of safe plants are included. For anyone worried about the potential dangers lurking in the garden, this is an essential reference guide to own.BUY NOW