Becareful if you have cats!

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by princessazlea, May 24, 2005.

  1. princessazlea

    princessazlea Gardener

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    Has anybody ever heard that Stargazer lilies were poisonous to cats? Apparently they are and so are several other lilies.

    cats owner warns
     
  2. SpikeTheLobster

    SpikeTheLobster Gardener

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    Yup - it was in the Daily Telegraph. Nice guy brings flowers for wife, cat inspects, cleans self, dies hours later (horribly). There's a list of poisonous plants here, for example.

    I have yet to find out if hosta (also lilies, different sub-specie thing) are poisonous.
     
  3. Bayleaf

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    Crikey! poor pussy. but most cats have the nouse not to ingest plants poisonous to them. Sounds like a pure freak accident, & nothing to stress about. what a shame the plants on that list aren't poisonous to slugs. couldn't see your hosta on there (Plantain lily).
     
  4. SpikeTheLobster

    SpikeTheLobster Gardener

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    That is, of course, true. However, this was purely the cat brushing against the flowers, then cleaning itself - it didn't actually eat, lick or chew any of the plant itself. Humans can also transfer the pollen (or whatever's poisonous) by stroking them.

    Scary stuff for we cat-lovers.
     
  5. Daisies

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    I read that too and I was just about to plant some as well! Thankfully my three moggies have been saved from the hazard.
     
  6. Bayleaf

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    Yikes!
    Better batten down me moggies
     
  7. lynne

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    aha!
    i have lots and lots and lots of lilies planted, this might be a way to prevent next door's cats from pooing in my garden.
    I could never hurt any sentient creature, but i am SO fed up of cleaning up after other people's animals when i have none of my own, not even a husband!
     
  8. Mrs cloudy

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    woooh lynne that was heartfealt I can tell :eek: . :D
     
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