This thread cheered me up today. Thank you all. The online equivalent of seeing tiny shining flowers sprinkled across a lawn in the sun.
sorry cottage I called you garden compost!
Pleased you are all enjoying this thread about daisies , they do bring back happy childhood memories of making daisy chains and sitting on grass full of daisies, especially the school playing field. And they also have a distinctive smell as I recall.
So the best way to get them growing in my garden would be not to use a weed killer, and maybe get some ready grown plants, I'll look into that one and see if I can get some on line.
Last year I bought 7 pots of Erigeron karvinskianus , I got them really cheap the should have been more than £5 and I paid about 70 p each, bargain ? I put them in the garden this spring after cutting them right back and they are flowering well now. Are these the same as the common lawn Daisy but in colour or are they a different one and would they spread to the lawn if I let them? I am hoping they will spread around the borders as they look lovely too, on mass .
Long live the Daisy ?
Erigeron karvinskianus are great spilling over walls and growing in cracks etc. I'm envious of your find. They are everywhere but usually in cracks so can't get any roots with them. They are lovely. They probably will spread but are great it places other things can't grow in. I'd be surprised if they spread into the lawn though.
I'll bet if you wait, daisies will come to your lawn. Or you could ask a friend for a clump.
We get more and more daisies in our lawn every year
Nanny Beach says:sorry cottage I called you garden compost!
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Oh I wouldn't worry, been called a lot worse than that over years I can assure you.
I pinched a clump from a friends garden and it soon spreads but if your wanting a lot of seed now try: http://www.wildflowersuk.com/details.asp?ID=161&name=LAWN-DAISY-seeds-(bellis-perennis)
Ah, thanks cottage, (was obviously thinking of "garden" compost) will deffo get some plus for my wildflower bit. Isnt it funny how some of us, love these things, I have a neighbour, whose garden is like a bowling green he would have a kitten if a daisy appeared in his lawn!
I shall try growing the daisies from seeds first and see if they germinate then transplant them into the lawn
I mentioned to the OH what I intended to do with the lawn, his face wasn't a happy one, a bit like this ?
Cottage have ordered a pack from the site you showed plus some of their wildflower mix, we hired a turf cutter a few weeks ago, as I wanted to make a wildflower meadow under/around some fruit trees, then when I rang to order ll the suppliers said because March,April was so dry, then one place (lincoln) said May was then heavy rain the stuff hasnt grown and to ring again in mid June, so got a few packs of seeds, chucked them on, might get some thing.Cut my (other) lawn yesterday, left the daisies haha!