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Daisy lawn in trend!

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 08:28

I'm bare foot all the time outside and find bees tend to stay in the borders on more pollen rich plants than on the daisies. Ive never trodden on one and my nieces and nephews have never trodden on any in their 10 years of staying with me.  it keeps the kids busy picking them and making daisy chains too! 

Daisy lawn in trend!

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 06:42

Hi super noodle - yes it's a grass lawn that I have introduced daisies too and am encouraging to take over. Daisies not only look pretty but they really do stay greener and lush in drought and tolerate both sun and deep shade areas. We are on solid clay here on bottom of the South Downs so they don't mind wet feet either!. The acid in dog pee doesn't kill them either like normal grass so no more bald patches!

Hi mrsgarden - we mow it at least every two weeks, but weekly if wet and warm. Every month we use the mulching setting on the lawn mower which finely shreds the lawn cuttings and leaves them on top (you don't see it like normal grass clippings). We only do this to try and spread any daisy seeds to propagate. Now I have sown daisy seeds in the greenhouse I hope to fill in bald areas with plugs.

 

Daisy lawn in trend!

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 17:05

My daisy seeds have arrived today!! Hurrah!

I've decided to grow  them in pots in greenhouse first then put into the lawn as plugs to fill any bare patches. That way I have more control too.

I mowed the lawn two days ago but they are all flowering again now. Will be walking through them this weekend! 

Syinga - not in leaf let alone flower!

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 19:24
Good idea about taking cuttings I will do that before I chop it down. Here's hoping it might reshoot from the base too. Both great ideas so thanks. I might do it after the weekend as I was hoping the hot weather might wake it! Can you tell I really want it to grow, I'm in denial!

Syinga - not in leaf let alone flower!

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 16:58

Umph! I fear it too but was hoping for an answer that would wake it from dormancy! I hate taking out a plant that can still bleed.

Syinga - not in leaf let alone flower!

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 16:02

Hi there

i have a 4 year old lilac which had leaves and two flowers last year. It's about five feet tall. However this year although there are leaf buds, no leaves have spouted. Ive broken a couple of buds up and they're green inside. Also snapped off a twig and that too has sap and is green under the bark. 

Ive put down mulch, fed it with chicken pellets and watered it, but still no sprouting leaves! Do they rest? Or should I remove it?

Any ideas welcome!

Daisy lawn in trend!

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 20:31

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!

Daisy lawn in trend!

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 19:17

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!

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Daisy lawn in trend!

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 15:50

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.

 

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Daisy lawn in trend!

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 13:16

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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Syinga - not in leaf let alone flower!

It has leaf buds which are green but has stayed dormant -help! 
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Daisy lawn in trend!

Ive been growing a daisy lawn, how can I propagate more daisies? 
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