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nikyt

Novice gardener. Slowly filling my suburban Sydney patch with flowers for my native bees. 🐝💛 Most interested in edibles and native Australian plants

Nerium oleander

  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2016
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nikyt

Help me identify this plant. Any ideas? I wasn't sure if it was a weed or maybe something I'd forgotten that I'd planted (?)!!

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Pushkraj

Oleander - it's a poisonous plant.

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brightcolours

#oleander Easy to grow from cuttings. But as @Pushkraj says don't go chewing on it. #poisonous

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sue1953

#oleander #pink reminds me of Italy 💕

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nikyt

Thanks so much @Pushkraj and @brightcolours Since you've identified it I've had a bit of a Google. Certainly won't be eating it! Not really sure how it got there as I wouldn't have planted it, but since it's flowering I guess the bees will like it so I might leave it there. xo

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nikyt

How lovely @sue1953 That's made me like it more. xo

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brightcolours

Oleander is on this list: http://www.countryfile.com/countryside/top-ten-plants-are-bad-bees

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brightcolours

#notbeefriendly

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theplantwhisperer

#poisonous too for stock and humans #sap sticks on clothes and tools 😱

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Pushkraj

No worries @nikyt :) the public works dept in India uses these extensively for roadside beautification. They look very pretty indeed! I believe 🐶 understand to keep away instinctively but one can never be certain!

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Pushkraj

Ghoulish Halloween fact: there's a related plant grown in south India that bears largeish fruit. These fruits are consumed to commit suicide 😨 it's not this one though dw!!!!

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brightcolours

Do many people commit suicide that way? @Pushkraj

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