Another dandelion fan here!I think I once read that you can cover the plants - like forcing rhubarb - to obtain less bitter leaves for salad. I haven't tried it yet.
louiseww wrote (see)
.... Bees love dandelions... If you want a riot of colour and not a regimented display as seen in council flower beds, leave them alone for the insects who love them ...
The point about insects needing nectar is very important.
Just at the moment, there are not that many other flowers providing nectar. I have a patch of long grass. Every garden should have one. I took these snaps this morning:
I'm sure other people can grow dandelions better than I can.
When I took this snap, I didn't realise that a ladybird had also sneaked into the photo (at the bottom left corner):
I need lots organic Dandelion roots. where can I find them around London? Help!. Not that grows on public Parks because they may have been sprayed with chemicals and could be dangerous for consumption. Help! Help!
If dandelions were rare and difficult to grow, every gardener would want them. I love the honey-sweet scent, at its best when they've been in the sun all day.