Hi folks,

Thought it was about time I dropped in and dropped off another oddball question for the forum to chew on.


Do we have any botanists on the list?


I'm considering adding a few Foxglove and Great Blue Lobelia plants to our English Garden in the front of the house, but both are toxic to humans; especially Foxglove.

I'd like to know:

a) Are the toxins present in the nectar of these flowers?

b) There are rumours about that claim that the girls somehow 'process' the toxins out of the nectar of human-poisonous flowers when making honey. Is there any truth to this?



Cheers!