The only bit of grass glorified as 'lawn' still has daisies, buttercups, celandine , self heal and the occasional forget-me-not and I love it too.
I was mowing the bank on the top meadow today (important as it makes the long grass in the rest look deliberate, which it is!) and carefully avoided all the Lady's Smocks. The dry weather has reduced their number this spring and they are needed for the Orange Tips, who are out in force
I did dig out the thistles though - daughter likes to go round barefoot!
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I was talking about this with a few people. We have just bought our first home which is a new build and so our lawn is just grass.. I have fond memories of making daisy chains as a kid and wanted my daughter to have memories like this too, so thought of introducing them.
And all I've heard is "ooh no dont do that, they are a weed, they will ruin your lawn"
I just don't understand why you wouldn't want them, they are beautiful!
What is the best way to introduce them? Seeds or taking a patch from elsewhere and letting them spread?
Taking a patch is probably easiest - but make sure you ask someone if you can have them from their garden - you should never just take them from the wild. Alternatively - you can buy them as plugs from suppliers online. If you look for a wildflower specialist (nursery) they'll probably have them
We have daisies and lots of other flowers in our 'lawn' too ... Sometimes we leave patches of grass longer so we don't mow the daisies ... Sometimes we mow them and they're flowering again the next day ... Love their sunny faces
What a lovely thread
i asked oh to mow around this patch last weekend
I thought it was going to be a post on how to get rid of them too, lol, with 2 dogs and grandkids am not precious about my lawn, it gets cut twice a week, never fed or weeded. I also love them, try to mow round them, have just dug up a patch round apple and pear trees to plant wildflower meadow, but because of dry March,April, now too much rain, no-one is cutting till next month. I guess you could use any small diasy seed (or the flowering cammomile?) I have a garden book written by Alan titchmarsh, when he lived in a house with a tiny garden, he said his kids would kill him if he got rid of the daisies in the lawn! How lovelly, Garden Compost!!!
cottage compost I have serious path envy!!