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.