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  1. Which Garden Plants are Poisonous to Dogs?

    Which Flowers are Poisonous to Dogs?

    We all want to have a beautiful garden full of colourful flowers that help to create a relaxing outdoor space for us to enjoy. Flowers come in so many different colours, sizes, shapes and scents that the choice is almost endless.

    For those who have dogs in their household though, there are things to consider when choosing flowers such as which garden plants are poisonous to dogs? Dog lovers will know that a curious canine is part of the family and we all love to protect them against potential risks. Unfortunately there are certain flowers which can be poisonous to dogs so it’s obviously very important to avoid these.

    Which Plants are Poisonous to Dogs?

    If you’re in the process of building your dream garden from scratch, below you will find a list of plants and flowers to cross off your list immediately!

    You may however be slightly less fortunate and already have a fully blooming garden or just be moving into a house with one. If that’s the case then it’s a good idea to Google the following for images and have a good look around before letting your four legged friend roam freely.

    • Aconitum
    • Amaryllis bulbs
    • Asparagus fern
    • Azalea
    • Cyclamen
    • Daffodil bulbs
    • Day lilies
    • Delphiniums
    • Foxgloves
    • Hemlock
    • Hyacinth
    • Hydrangea
    • Ivy
    • Laburnum
    • Lily of the valley
    • Lupins
    • Morning glory
    • Nightshade
    • Oleander
    • Rhododendron
    • Rhubarb leaves
    • Sweet pea
    • Tulip bulbs
    • Umbrella plant
    • Wisteria
    • Yew


    It goes without saying that should you find your dog eating any of the above or either convulsing or appearing under the weather following time in the garden, you should seek advice from your vet immediately.

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  2. An introduction to container gardening

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    If you’re one of the growing number of renters in the UK you may be wondering what you can do to improve your outdoor space. You may be constricted by your landlord’s stipulations, or by the size of your garden, or it may simply be that you don’t want to put lots of effort into a garden you’ll eventually leave behind.

    Whatever your flat and landlord situation is, from inner city flats with no gardens, flats with a concrete yard, to flats with balconies, and flats/houses with gardens large and teeny tiny; Planters and pots could be the answer to your woes!

    Cadix planters are modern and contemporary, and perfect for adding some greenery to a hard landscaped garden. They fit in perfectly with the urban scenery as they come in a range of materials and finishes. All of the planters are very durable and come in a variety of sizes and shapes. It also means that when you come to leave you can take your plants with you!

    If you only have a balcony and would like to grow your own veg a trough planter could be the ideal solution. Fill it full of ‘come again’ lettuce, nasturtiums, chillies, herbs and pot grown strawberries and be self-sufficient for the whole summer. The Royal Horticultural Society has some great tips on how to grow in pots for practical advice on growing come again lettuce CLICK HERE.

    Container gardening is also a good option if you have a concrete yard, or if your only outdoor space is a doorstep. Container gardening is an extremely versatile way of planting and are the perfect home for colourful annuls and half-hardy perennials. Most shrubs, climbers, grasses and even some trees can be successful in planters. Spring is normally the best time to plant up your containers, for more detailed information the RHS has lots of tips.

    If you want some greenery but haven’t caught the green-fingered bug the plastic topiary may be the answer! The Cadix Buxus Ball is UV protected and made from high quality material; artificial topiary is low maintenance and the perfect way to give your planters an instant makeover.

    To view the Cadix range just click here