Road Trip 9 Alnwick Poison Garden
We walk down the right side of the Grand Cascade (as you look up to it), through the orchard.
Down to a little lake with a pagoda themed bird house.
On the far side is a sculpture.
But we are heading towards this little hut.
Ooooo wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your own Hobbit House in the garden!
Shelves for threads and bits and bobs, and a fire in the middle so you don’t freeze when making secret Christmas things.
Love the name!
The front door window reminds us of why we are really here.
So we leave The Hovel and go through these impressive gates to
We have to be locked in with a guide.
Through the tunnel.
“Haven’t you got that?” asked Lovely Husband.
“Errr possibly.” I try not to look shifty.
A coffin donated by the co-op to collect donations for the charity side of the gardens. Perfect with the gates.
“We’ve got that in the front and back garden!”
“Err yes dear, they were there before we bought the house.”
The garden has a special licence from the Home Office to grow 3 specimens of cannabis in a cage.
Lovely hubby raised an eyebrow questioningly.
I shook my head slightly.
I did my best to look nonchalant and not catch Lovely Husband’s slightly paranoid eye.
Black False Hellebore– all parts poisonous
The cannabis is classified as a poison because of the addictive nature and how some people are genetically predisposed to schitzophrenia if they take it.
Our guide was saying how a lady in one of his tours shared how her son was just one such person, and that it had wrecked his life.
Plant looks like celery and the roots like white carrot.
I’m surprised Agatha Christie didn’t write something involving it.
Hallucinagenic delusions and death.
“I would’ve noticed that one” Lovely husband reassures himself.
“You do lamb in that one!” he says developing a nervous tick.
“Yeah but you’d need tonnes of the stuff to get the acids to have an effect.”
I had several sideways looks from the man after that. Ah well if it means he cooks and I have some time to craft, he can get as paranoid as he likes. 🙂
Tee hee! I knew poisons had their uses.
Seriously though it is worth knowing if you have any poisonous plants if you have little ones visiting.
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