Wicked Plants – Do you know what’s growing in Your garden ?
This talk reveals a number of ‘wicked plants’ in our gardens and includes;
- A look at some commonly known offenders !
- Some beautiful plants with a wicked hidden secret !
- Poisonous plants which could help our health and in our old age !
- Misused plants which generated trade and have inspired poetry !
- Some specimens which can really challenge our sense of smell !
This talk explores some of the plants which we regularly grow in our gardens which may be the culprits who can kill, intoxicate, irritate or otherwise offend. We take a look at some of the well known culprits, then look at some lesser known plants with a hidden secret. Plants which have had an impact on history through misuse are also explored, as are a few plants that have some of us running for the smelling salts !
We end on reviewing a few of the ‘bad guys’ which have now made a positive impact on medical science. The talk lasts between 50 – 60 minutes depending on the amount of questions asked and is a frequently booked talk for gardening groups and societies.
“Thank you so much for your informative and entertaining talk on wicked plants… the content was excellent and perfectly positioned for the audience……good use of PowerPoint, lots of good anecdotes delivered in a friendly style ………
we enjoyed watching a professional at work”
(Cherhill Gardening Club, Wilts)
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