It never occurred to me that you would need to plant daisies - I thought they just happened!
I would probably plant a few if I didn't have them. How else would you know that spring had arrived?
Apparently it's when you can tread on 5 daisies at a time -although, I suppose the size of your feet is a factor too.
Oooh B3 you thought it was the "daisy faries", they only "just appear" to folk who dont want them!!! I dont get them in spring I get celandines by the millions, daisies just coming out now.
I like celandines too. They fill up bare patches, brighten up a cold day and disappear until next year.
no, I dont like them they have taken over completely, can cope with them in the lawn, but they are EVERWHERE!
mine are a bit better behaved. I hope they're not plotting something. I haven't seen them in the grass, so thanks for the warning.
They plot deffo, not sure if it was on GW or in the mag monty saying every little bit of root you leave behind is a potential plant like bind weed. 4 years ago I would try and get them out in April May when they appear, especially round our fruit trees. Then I thought, nah they die back down lets leave them. Hubby dug a new bed 2 years ago, last year we extended it, this year there was the usual cellandines and the new bed had absolutely millions of seedlings. So we took out a load of the soil, bought and added new top soil.
Just an update
bought a packet of Bellis perennis on line, they were very cheap. Sowed just half the packet in those single plug plant trays and they all germinated . I have broken up each plug into groups of about 3 to 6 seedlings and potted on. Now have more than 50 plugs which I will grow on until they are strong enough to plant into the grass.
But my question is, when will it be the best time to do this ? bearing in mind that I will still need to cut the grass , walk on it and rake the leaves that will fall from the trees. Should I leave this job till the spring maybe ?
If you've still got some left in the packet, I would sprinkle a few on the lawn after you've cut it and if there's been some rain. Maybe they'll grow. That's what happens in nature after all.
Good luck with them
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Yes, I would wait until the Spring, Dilly, if at all possible. If you plant them out now, they will be struggling with hot sun and dry conditions, however in the Spring there will be moisture in the soil and the grass won't be growing too quickly. What do others think?
I would plant them now, keep them watered if it's dry and set the mower on high. They will establish quickly. If it's very hot and dry where you live, you could delay it until the weather cools and dampens.