Posted: 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.