Posted: 23/04/2015 at 14:47
This may be a silly question, but if I remove the heads from dandelions before they seed, am I just effectively deadheading them so they'll flower for longer? I've been doing this for a few days - and every day, there they are - but have just left the flower heads lying on the grass, not collected them for disposal or composting. Will the lopped-off heads seed anyway if I carry on like this? I don't want to use weedkillers (even glyphosate is now being given a bad press I see). I am in two minds about getting rid of them altogether anyway, because they are valuable wildlife plants for insects, but I don't want the grass totally covered in them either!