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Bella Donna Blues


By andy43


Hi, sorry I’ve not been able to log on lately but I’m a teaching assistant in a primary school. Something happened today and just had to make a post. Been a funny sort of day, I’d be the first to admit being a bit geeky over plants, bushes, trees and the like so when my teacher took the kids out for a nature trail whilst I was ‘filing’ and stuff, i decided to have a snoop round as well during my dinner hour. Came across an interesting looking plant, in fact a whole lot of them in the schools veg patch, vaguely tomato in form, spear shaped leaves, irregularly sized with dull black berries….ummmmm. Atropa Belladonna also known as Deadly Nighshade looks a bit like that I thought so whispered to the teacher what I’d found. Whereupon teach digs out some books on wild flowers and we had a good look at them. I’d got it wrong, it wasn’t Deadly Nighshade, but ‘Black Nightshade’ just as poisenous, all members of the Solinaceae Family, growing in the school veg patch, I could of laughed if it wasn’t so serious. The head passed by at this moment so I spent the next half hour surrealy digging up the stuff with the Head teacher… So next time you visit a school, keep an eye out for any odd looking plant, you never know what you might find. Andy

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Oooops! Well spotted, andy!

11 Sep, 2008


aye Andy, well spotted

11 Sep, 2008


Wow could have been deadly ! Good thing they have you there keeping an eye on things Andy !

12 Sep, 2008


Well done Andy.This brings back all sorts of memories of things we cleared from our schools to keep the children and staff safe.Hope you filled in a risk assessment form as well!! (Both Spritz and myself were former Primary Headteachers)

12 Sep, 2008


Thanks for the kind comments, wouldn't mind but there was loads of the stuff still nice way to break the ice with the head teacher i guess lol

12 Sep, 2008

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