This week we’re looking for amazing facts about the humble dandelion… one of our most widespread and successful wildflowers. (For more info on the dandelion check out the species profile on this website) Did you know?: Every part of the dandelion is edible. Young leaves make an excellent salad and can also be used as a green vegetable. Dried leaves are a common ingredient … [Read more...] about Did you know: Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
Weeds! At this time of year they’re everywhere, and the very mention of them can send the avid gardener into spasm. Keeping them in check is a never ending battle, and all too often it’s one that the weeds seem to be winning! Natural success stories The things that make many people so anti-weed are the very things that make them so successful in nature. They disperse … [Read more...] about Attention gardeners: weeds… they’re not all bad, you know!
Dandelions are found all over Ireland and are one of our most widespread and successful wildflowers. They grow almost anywhere; their unmistakable yellow flowers, their downy seed-heads and their familiar toothed leaves greet us from hedgerow and pasture, meadow and parkland, roadside verge and garden. The plants are at their most prolific in early spring and summer, but … [Read more...] about Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)