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Datura wrightii

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By Meanie


Datura wrightii (Datura wrightii)

This flower is HUGE! 23cm long and 17cm across, and very fragrant!



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Absolutely gorgeous white too my favourite colour.

15 Jul, 2011

 

Gorgeous!

15 Jul, 2011

 

And very poisenous!! have i spelt that right!!
We found some growing in our old chicken run, I was very impressed by the flowers, the chooks never touched them.
I have seen them in conseratories, amazing fragrance.
Is yours outside?

15 Jul, 2011

 

poisonous lol Lulu who cares we know what you mean

15 Jul, 2011

 

But aren't there lots of things in the garden that are poisonous? Doesn't mean you're going to eat them. As long as you wash your hands when you've touched them.

15 Jul, 2011

 

Lol Sheilar I ve got the deadlest in the world even by touch .

15 Jul, 2011

 

Which plant is that Sixpence????

15 Jul, 2011

 

http://www.vincelewis.net/monkshood.html

15 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks all for your replies!

I believe that Oleander is the most deadly ornamental plant - in one year in States there was a reported 850'ish human poisonings. It is also a popular means of suicide in parts of India, where crushed seeds are ingested.
Most poisonings by Datura are as a result of misguided attempts at hallucinatory "trips", with a number of deaths hastened by medical intervention - the combination of Datura poisoning and anaesthetic is lethal!

15 Jul, 2011

 

Interesting link 6d, thanks for that! Yikes, if we had grown monkshood and not known!! I suppose it must come with a big bold warning!
I planted an Oleaster this spring, had to double check it's name tag!

16 Jul, 2011

 

Do Daffodils come with a big bold warning?!

16 Jul, 2011

 

nope!

16 Jul, 2011

 

Just found this.......

http://webecoist.com/2008/09/16/16-most-unassuming-yet-lethal-killer-plants/

Still trying to find the page where I got my info on Oleander.

16 Jul, 2011

 

Interesting, thanks, beats going to tesco! The water hemlock...we had a young lass strimming here, she came out in hives. What she was stimming looked like cowparsley, maybe hogweed, nope, maybe hemlock?

16 Jul, 2011

 

Thank you Lulu, all plants are poisonous its just some are leathal to just touch and seaps through the skin another one tells you to wear gloves when planting is a crocus which I have which is large forgot the name it has one that you can get one that flowers in autum too

16 Jul, 2011

 

Tesco is as poisonous as anything you'll grow!!!! Support your local traders!
That sounds nasty for her - proper hives can return for life.

16 Jul, 2011

 

Washing your hands after is usually caution enough........

16 Jul, 2011

 

I ve heard the polish own tesco now is nothing owned by an englishman now in this country

16 Jul, 2011

 

Tesco is a PLC 6d - I believe that the investment funds of Barclays and Legal & General are the largest single shareholders, although they probably hold no more than 5% stock each.....
Tesco in particular has a thoroughly nasty business strategy which is designed to squeeze out independent traders.

16 Jul, 2011

 

Yes I know, but how many local traders now are indiginous english man, even they are owned by forigners, we dont stand a chance, we are not devious like them to survive, my eldest sister had to close her shop and so did my two other younger sisters close their business down and it was nt through greed either, they now have bought land and horses in stead.

When I ve chatted with the usa young men they want to burn Wallmart down which is Asda they said these big corporations over there make their local towns ghost towns and brings poverty to their area, a lot of youngesters over there now grow their own as they don t trust their products of how they are grown with all the pesticides that is causeing Alzimas and Autium.

16 Jul, 2011

 

It's the same the world over 6d - look how many British owned businesses there are in the European holiday resorts. Were it not for the immigrant population, the chains would be all powerful. As an employer, the Poles are a breath of fresh air - competent and not afraid of hard work.
My next door neighbour Ahmed is a Bangladeshi immigrant who every year gives over £2000 to local community charities.

Asda is the anti-christ as far as I'm concerned too!

16 Jul, 2011

 

Yes quite true about holiday resorts, as for the Poles I have to disagree there, as first there are our kids here work very hard my kids for example and get paid a pittance for it, the Poles and others don't reside here they go back and while here they share 5 or more to one house sharing one rent and send money back home not kept to help this country, while our children have to pay one rent per person off one wage not 5 or 6 wages then having to cloth, feed up to 4 to 5 children they then return back to Poland still having uk family allowance where over there the money goes further. As of poverty abroad I can quite assure you from my own children we have it here where my daughter can't feed her children most day s in a week they have to go with out because of bills also clothing for school. Recently an Indian employer stated to me why are we sending money to India for example when there are only a few pockets of poverty left and why does nt the wealthy men in India do some thing about it, on the scale gdp they are richer per head now than us.

16 Jul, 2011

 

This is my final word on the matter (you're free to respond) as I have no wish to fall out with anyone.
You're Indian friend is wrong - in india there are a few pockets of wealth, not poverty. Depending upon the source that you take, the rate of Indian poverty as of 2010 runs at between 25 to 40%. Poverty being defined as being able to eat and house yourself - no TV, furniture, phone or other things that we regard as normal. That includes education.
How the Eastern European immigrants choose to live whilst here is their choice. Eastern European pickers willingness to work hard for minimal wages have saved more than one market garden from financial ruin.
I've been lucky enough to live in New Zealand, Australia and Amsterdam, and would like to think that the British were capable of extending the welcome over here that I received in those in those three countries.

16 Jul, 2011

 

You are saying tv furniture phone or other things are normal to us lol you are saying that to a person who was born bred and ancestory of grand father an mp which I have had to live in my own country with two children in the 70 s 80 s, past homeless having to live in fields, some ones toilet outside, a scrap car with two children ha ha ha as for my friend he is not a friend, my sister who fortune tells for a range of Indian people tell her the same so perhaps they should stop bragging about what is nt and the GDP does nt lie. You are welcome here are you not as her so country wide. Perhaps India should fight like we had to in the victorian days to have votes charles dickens we had poverty too.

16 Jul, 2011

 

I don't dare even 'go there'!
It's a disgust how, amongst so much wealth and food mountains there is so much poverty. I don't dare give to charities for fear of it being lost either in red tape or to the corrupt polititians. I prey one day the world is a predominantly good place. I think something pretty big has to happen to us first.

16 Jul, 2011

 

I agree Lulu, My pm to Meanie just about where our donations go not to the people they supose too, but to the rulers like this, I don't donate either as I found out with charities about 10p in the £ if that the actually charity gets only the Salvation army give 99p in every £ perhaps if these countries had pressure groups like us they would then find out where their charity money goes to give them education etc Yes we have curription too here I notice they are on to the queen now

http://rosebanicofortich.weebly.com/3/post/2010/10/who-lives-in-a-house-like-this-soon-the-world-will-know.html

16 Jul, 2011

 

mugabe, quelle suprise!
I quite like the queen, I think she is a good person.
I just had a shock....RBS bank, due to an error in not finding a very small interest a/c has sent me a bill from the inland revenue for nearly £6,000. I am shaking from head to toe with fury............

16 Jul, 2011

 

Well I m not suprised with any thing comes from that bank, if I was you I would book to see the management of the bank first, if its their error then why should you pay, normally you should be covered I think if its their error, another currupt greedy lot banks, if Maggie Thatcher had nt stopped all foriegn business money going out of this country like it use to be we would be in this and the banks would nt of taken over, which watching tv it was a deal we made with the usa as they threatened us they would not allow our banks over there.

16 Jul, 2011

 

will pm you when I have sobered up, which will be tomorrow!!!

16 Jul, 2011

 

Don't let it worry you too much if its their fault they should pay not you take care X
Sorry Meanie for taking over you photo with Lulu and my chat.

16 Jul, 2011

 

very nice :)))

18 Jul, 2011

 

Thank you Paul!

18 Jul, 2011

 

:)))))

18 Jul, 2011

 

very nice Meanie, i keep saying i'll try these from seed but this makes me more determined now !

19 Jul, 2011

 

D.wrightii not as common Surreylad, but they are out there. Smaller leaves and larger flowers!

19 Jul, 2011

 

Cheers i'll have a look around..

20 Jul, 2011



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