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24/11/2011 at 15:27
I never consider daisies to be a problem.
In fact I love the fact that they are wild and have a meadow-like quality. And I have fond childhood memories of making daisy chains with my gran.
24/11/2011 at 15:28
Glad someone else likes daisies. I like to see them in a lawn, oh that we could keep them, and kill dandelions!
24/11/2011 at 15:28
I found this site because I wonder if one can have a daisy lawn without grass. Infrequent cuting, great wildlife and beautiful. Where's the catch?
If one doesn't treat grass as precious, what's the problem with daisies (and dandelions)? I think I'm missing something. Am I?
24/11/2011 at 15:29
Daisies (Bellis perennis) are fantastic wild plants. They are also called Woundwort or Bruisewort. Daisies have long been used in domestic herbal medicine including, unsurprisingly, as a cure for fresh wounds and bruises. They are also edible. Use the buds, white petals and lemony flavoured leaves in salads. Beautiful.

Please don't encourage people to put weedkiller all over these useful plants! A lawn consisting of useful plants is stronger and healthier. Better for us and the planet!
24/11/2011 at 15:29
I agree with Amanda, our wild plants are beautiful we should cherish them. This year the dandelions made as lovely a show as daffodils along the fringes of the motor ways, yet we despise them as weeds. Who was it said a weed is a plant in the wrong place!
07/02/2012 at 19:51
I just bought common daisy seeds for my lawn from Naturescape.co.uk as it is time consuming transplanting the daisies to new areas suffering from grass monoculture syndrome.
18/02/2012 at 20:09

I think the commom daisy looks lovely in lawn, I'm not a big grass fan hate cutting it, so the daisy makes it look more natural and an excuse to leave it longer before cutting, dont mind buttercups or clover either.

09/04/2012 at 08:03
What!? I love having daisies in my lawn. I don't consider them to be a weed at all. It's encouraging that the consensus is to save the daisy. Please delete this info or at least acknowledge that there are those who love having them around.
09/01/2014 at 20:33

Love 'em myself. Why get rid of these pretty little flowers that God has so graciously sprinked in our lawns?

10/01/2014 at 00:01

Ah! I can't believe that weed killer is being recommended for the common daisy that is a travesty!

They are a valuable little plant in my humble opinion and I let them grow alongside plants in the lawn that offer a nectar source for pollinators, such as clover and selfheal. I purposefully let all these grow at times of year when there's not so many other pollinating plants around. They also add interest to a lawn I always think...

If they become a problem just mow them down surely!?

They are stunning little flowers when you look at them close up...

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/35740.jpg?width=413&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/35741.jpg?width=393&height=350&mode=max

I say let the daisy live!!!!

Best

Higgy

http://higgysgardenproject.blogspot.com/

 

10/01/2014 at 00:20

I live close to the Towans ...2mins....that lead to the best beach in Cornwall.  Wild flowers of all types...valerian,,daisies,,orchids, saponaria, oenothera, vipers' bugloss, etc., etc. (I'm a wildflower ignoramus always intending to learn more ) but there are hundreds maybe thousands that  grow on these Towans.  Rare varieties too.  They look wonderful.  This is where "god sprinkled" them.  

However, in my lawns....no!  I want just grass.  In my veg patch I want just veg.  In my borders I want just those plants I put there to thrive.  Thinking this way does not make me a villain or any less "green" than anyone else.  I love my soft, lush green front lawn as my dog does when he lies on it.  It's a safe haven for little ones and a comfortable place to sit and lie on.  It's a joy when being cut....what better smell?....and sets off everything else. Daisies spoil not just the appearance but drive out the grass. Nature will turn my lawn imto a daisy, dandelion, clover, "weed" patch

The common daisy?  Lovely in its own territory.  Not in mine. 

10/01/2014 at 08:47

If it wasn't for the daisies, clover, dandelions and their relatives, and all the other volunteers out there, I wouldn't have a 'lawn' in summer. 

10/01/2014 at 12:06
nutcutlet wrote (see)

If it wasn't for the daisies, clover, dandelions and their relatives, and all the other volunteers out there, I wouldn't have a 'lawn' in summer. 

I second that!

10/01/2014 at 15:26


And I third it! And the moss, don't forget the moss. I never get that brown, dead-grass look in hot spells!

10/01/2014 at 15:41

Oh yes landgirl, that lovely soft moss, beautiful

10/01/2014 at 15:47

I've got some lovely little daisies blooming in the front lawn today - they opened their faces in the sunshine and made me smile 

10/01/2014 at 17:23
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

I've got some lovely little daisies blooming in the front lawn today - they opened their faces in the sunshine and made me smile 

And that made me smile so thank you very much!

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