JIM BRADY found 19 yellow coltsfoot in bud and flower last week in Prescot, and, at Whiston, found common daisy
and dandelion in bloom, and a length of hawthorn hedge already in flower.
ATHE common daisy
starts flowering in March and can make an informal lawn look pretty until October.
If the situation is not too fearsome, you may be able to get away with low-growing, sturdy bedding plants such as busy lizzies and bellis, cultivated forms of the common daisy
These long-stemmed flowers look better for being underplanted with other spring flowering plants like forget-me-nots, the double forms of the common daisy
, Bellis perennis, and winter pansies, which bloom for ages if they're dead-headed.
THE common daisy
is being investigated as a possible cure for Aids by professional herbalists.