Sunday, 25 July 2021

Daisy Time.


 My daisies decided to put on their annual show this week.   Daisies are said to be the most popular plant species in the world.  They are everywhere apart from Antartica.

Shasta daisies originate in north America and were named after the white snow capped Shasta mountains in California.  They were introduced to the rest of the world in 1901.

I have grown them from cuttings in the polytunnel and by division.  I have lots of them growing in my  herbaceous perennials borders. 

Neighbours call and ask me if I have any of "them daisies?" and I always find them some.

You can pick them for cut flowers or even put them in your hair.

Here's that Gypsy Goth band who I saw at Glastonbury festival in 1989 with an appropriate song:

I've seen Julianne and the rest of All About Eve twice.  What a band and what a lady.  She's a Colleen from Coventry.







18 comments:

  1. We saw lots of daisies today on our walk. It is a great time of year for the wild flowers.

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  2. I inherited a wonderful clump of shasta daisies in my last house. I will always remember sitting outside on the afternoon of the eclipse, and while everything else went darker (but not as dark as we'd been led to believe!), the shasta daisies glowed. Beautiful. We don't have any here. I'll have to think about where to put some.

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  3. It is a great time of year for wild flowers and Butterflies and Bees getting drunk from their pollen JayCee. I think weeds are wild flowers growing in the wrong place. Thanks!

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  4. Hi the veg artist. I wish you lived near me because I would give you some pots of Shasta daisies. You can grow them from seed, by division and by cuttings. I divide my every Spring and Autumn. I do the same with Osteospermums or Cape daisies. They go to sleep every night. Amazing plants.

    We watched the Michael Ball programme about Wales on Friday night. It's a beautiful country.

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  5. I love daisies - a quintessential country flower. Ours seem to flower all summer,

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  6. Hi the bike shed. They are an old Cottage garden perennial favourite. I love mixed borders with their patchwork quilt look.

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  7. I must protest about Antarctica. Dr Daisy Tickler worked with the British Antarctic Survey, measuring ice sheets there for three consecutive summers -so there was a daisy there after all!

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  8. A eureka moment YP. What about Daisy Duke from the Dukes of Hazard?

    Why do Polar bears not eat Penguins? You learned folk would say because one lives in the North pole and the other lives in the South pole. But it's much more simpler than that. Penguins are chocolate biscuits!😊

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  9. It's good to have a sense of humour. So many blogs are so serious.

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    1. That's true. Some blogs just go on and on about shastia daisies and plant propagation.

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  10. Some blogs ramble on and some write about rambling.

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  11. I am only joking YP. Your blog is very popular and gets many comments.

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    1. Are you buttering me up because you want to borrow some money?

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  12. We have daisies in the spring. They put on a wonderful show

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  13. They do Linda. I also propagate Cape Daisies and Michaelmas Daisies.

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