Sunday, 24 April 2011

Gone to seed

Fluffy! Nice! Not waiting to take over my garden at all!
I have failed to deal with the dandelions in my garden and now they will multiply like vampires. What’s worse is, I kind of find the seed heads quite pretty so on the scale of things to worry about I don’t think I am giving it the correct priority. Never mind! They can fight it out with the nettles, brambles and mare’s tail. May the Best Weed Win.

7 comments:

Ms C @ HappyElastic said...

The more the better in my garden, my daughter really loves them!

Kezz said...

I go around and pull off all the flowers and stick them in the brown bin. Next door, however, is more dandelion than grass so I think I'm loosing the war...

Susie said...

My childhood guinea pig Hamlet used to love them too ;-).

CraftyCripple said...

Our dandelions are all over the lawn, and you know what, we like em. It's only a weed if you don't want them.

Rachel said...

Dandelions are strong contenders for being the Best Weed - there are so many ways to eat them! In fact, I've reclassified the ones in my garden as vegetables, so they may be disqualified.

That leaves the way clear for nettles, which can be eaten, made into fertilizer, hair conditioner, string, or - with more patience and/or skill than I posesss - fine linen.

This is just as well, as there's no way I can get rid of them! :D

Susie said...

Excellent idea! We have now reclassified dandelions as a vegetable/ attractive lawn addition.

I once read in a book of literary criticism on medieval literature that 'dirt is only matter out of place'. As well as that being the entire sum total of everything I remember about medieval literature, now I shall apply it to weeds as well! Weeds are only flowers/ vegetables out of place!

A Playful Day said...

I tell the time by blowing them everywhere and I did this in my sister's garden only to look up and see her tapping her foot and pointing out she'd just weeded.

oops