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Kittyrose

Hi

I have been trying to propagate a daisy lawn for 5 years. Anyone know how I can grow more daisies? As it's classed by some as a weed you can't by it by seed. Any suggestions welcome.

ps. a daisy lawn is the only thing that stays green in drought and dog wee doesn't kill. It's a new trend in the making as it looks so pretty too.

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Thomas Wilkinson2

I can't see your pic i'm afraid Kittyrose, I do like the sound of this though - is it a lawn full of daisies basically? I do love when you see huge swathes of them in the park (those and dandelions too) 

Jim Macd
You can buy seed, Emorsgate seeds sell plus many others. But if you have a bulb planter you can get them from the road verge no one would mind I'm sure.

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Please don't advocate taking wild flowers from verges or anywhere else. Even if it is "only a daisy". Uprooting wild plants is illegal under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Of course, you may be able to find someone who wouldn't mind you removing daisies from their lawn!

Kittyrose

Hi

Thanks for your comments, I shall now be ordering seeds tonight (don't worry no digging up of anything on the roadside!).

Pictures attached this time (scroll down as there are two) so you can see what I am trying to do!

Thanks everyone.

 


 

 


 

 

nutcutlet

I love a flowery lawn

Fantastic, much nicer than manicured stripes!

MrsGarden
Ahhh, want one! Love it.
Ceres
Hi Kittyrose. Love the daisies. My husband won't allow daisies in our lawn so I have grown some from seed and taken them to the allotment to brighten the paths on my plot. I got the seeds from Nickys Seeds and they have produced very nice plants.
Jim Macd
landgirl100 wrote (see)

Please don't advocate taking wild flowers from verges or anywhere else. Even if it is "only a daisy". Uprooting wild plants is illegal under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Of course, you may be able to find someone who wouldn't mind you removing daisies from their lawn!

I hear what you're saying LG. And anything else I would be calling the old bill my self. But Daisies? Our verges at the front of the house are covered in them, and they are wonderful, but half the neighbours use lawn weedkiller on them and nobody bats an eye lid. But to be honest they are probably the most common lawn 'weed' next to dandelions so someone rescuing some for propagation to benefit wildlife is, I think, perfectly acceptable. And FAR, FAR, FAR better to have locally sourced plants than introducing seed diluting the local gene pool.

 

On a worse note. Outside the local cemetery the daisies are being polluted by the godawful monsters the council thinks are acceptable bedding plants.


 


 So save as many as you can I say. By the way, I shall be rescuing hundreds of northern marsh orchids shortly from weedkiller because the owner things they make the place look messy.

I think you should follow the spirit of the law not the letter. 

Jim Macd
Kittyrose wrote (see)

Hi

Thanks for your comments, I shall now be ordering seeds tonight (don't worry no digging up of anything on the roadside!).

Pictures attached this time (scroll down as there are two) so you can see what I am trying to do!

Thanks everyone. 

 

 

 

 

Absolutely gorgeous! Think about adding some Speedwell. They are lovely too. 

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nutcutlet

and some white clover, good for staying green later in the season. Just white clover, never mind the micro-clover than seems to be trendy this week

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Kittyrose

Nutcutlet - Like the white clover idea as I'm trying to get a white theme from the daisy lawn up into the borders. I have planted white lilac, bleeding hearts and hydrangea, so the daisy lawn all blends in well. I am also putting in splashes of pink to match the underside pink of the daisy. Pink and white essentially!

Jim Macd - I have a blue theme out the front (north facing), so will add speedwell into my forget-me-not front lawn! I've planted ceanonthus out in the front borders.

I love this forum, lots of great ideas from everyone - thanks to everyone. Oh and I've now ordered the daisy seeds - can't wait!


 


 

 

artjak

Do you mow this wonderful lawn at all?

Kittyrose

Yes mow it every two weeks to allow for daisies to get a nice height before chopping the heads off! Then the new daisy heads pop up within two days, It's fab!

artjak

Wow, it sounds very impressive...and I do find grass pretty boring.

Fairygirl

It's really beautiful. Isn't it amazing how stunning they look if they're used in such an artistic way