Saturday, May 12, 2007


Back from a week's holiday, we got home to find the lawn was longer than when we left, of course. It also has a scattering of buttercups, dandelions and daisies.

My next-door neighbour is not a fan of dandelions and will spend time picking them from the grass before they go to seed. But I... quite like them. They're yellow and pretty, and birds like them.

In the past few days, I've seen up to seven Greenfinches roaming around on the ground, munching on daisy and dandelion seeds. Sometimes they're joining by a pair of Goldfinches, too. If that's not a reason to keep 'weeds' in your lawn, I don't know what is.

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