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AlisonjayneAlisonjayne KnottingleyPosts: 103
Hi everyone, can't remember if I planted this or not, looks to be some kind of daisy? its quite tall, can anyone identify it.


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  • DaffydillyDaffydilly North LancashirePosts: 78
    You are right, Alisonjayne, it is the common daisy.  I had 1 in my garden that I planted years ago, I now have 6.  Every year I pull out the new self seeded ones as I don`t
    want to be overun.  I love them, they are bright and cheerful and low maintenence.
    Here, there and everywhere
  • AlisonjayneAlisonjayne KnottingleyPosts: 103
    There are about 4 plants but all very thin and single stemmed and spindly. Not very attractive on their own, they blend ok with the other plants though :)
    Must stop buying more plants, repeat, must stop buying....
  • bertrand-mabelbertrand-mabel Posts: 1,508
    Ox eye daisy Leucanthemum vulgare.
  • DaffydillyDaffydilly North LancashirePosts: 78
    I deadhead regularly cutting from bottom of stalk, this contributes to making the plant bushier.  Within a year or 2 they will look good on their own :)
    Here, there and everywhere
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,709
    You are right, Alisonjayne, it is the common daisy.  I had 1 in my garden that I planted years ago, I now have 6.  Every year I pull out the new self seeded ones as I don`t
    want to be overun.  I love them, they are bright and cheerful and low maintenence.
    Bellis perennis ...common name Common daisy is the tiny plant that you probably see growing in lawn. Small..creeping...invasive. What we used to make daisy chains from when we were little.

    Leucanthemum vulgare...common name Ox eye daisy is taller. Leaves very different.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,447
    edited May 2020
    The East Anglian roadsides are full of the tall waving Ox Eye daisies at the moment ... my children called them Moon Daisies as in Noggin the Nog - (do you remember, @WonkyWomble?)

    A glorious but fleeting beauty, but at least 12 - 18” tall and a very different plant to the squat little Bellis perennis ... the Common Daisy of our lawns that is with us for most of the year, even featuring this forum’s regular New Year’s Day flower count on several occasions. 
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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,325
    We get them on the sides of motorways here a bit later on @Dovefromabove. Always makes me smile  :)
    Noggin - my favourite  :)

    I've just sown some of them for the front garden, and have a couple of new, cultivated varieties as well. Nice to have them amongst other perennials @Alisonjayne, and they've probably just seeded in from another garden somewhere  :)

    I wonder how many children are making daisy chains now? A lovely childhood pastime @Silver surfer - but perhaps so many people kill them off in their lawns now, which is a shame  :/
    There was a member here a few years ago who had converted their lawn to daisy [Bellis] and it was stunning. It was a very well constructed garden, and a round lawn completely covered. Lots of us admired it.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,447
    A lovely image @Fairygirl 😊 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,709
    Fairygirl said:
     
    There was a member here a few years ago who had converted their lawn to daisy [Bellis] and it was stunning. It was a very well constructed garden, and a round lawn completely covered. Lots of us admired it.  :)
    I really like the sound of that.
    Our green stuff...."grass", which we jokingly call a lawn, is on a bed of solid glacial boulders and stones...with just a very thin cover of earth.
    So impossible to improve without starting from scratch....it already has daisies.
    It would look fab if they covered it.
    Good for wild life.
    No fertilisers or weed /moss killers needed
    Thanks for the idea.

    Sadly  most children are far to busy with phones/friends/facebook/ to look at what is around them.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,325
    I wish I could find the thread @Silver surfer, but I've a feeling it might even have been before the site upgrade, and I don't think the person posted after that really either. 
    It was beautiful - such a simple idea too. No maintenance either, as you say.  :)

    I think what made it so effective was the fact that the garden was quite formal and structural, and then there was this immaculate circle of little white daisies. A great combination. You'd have looked at that every day and smiled  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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