There is an amazing profusion of dandelions in the UK right now.
Unlike most conventional gardeners, I actually like them; their colour, meadow scent and of course, their leaves are highly nutritional.
I also enjoy them for their strong colours as you can see in the photo. I made this 'earth mandala' on the lawn, the wind naturally blowing them away as a sign of impermanence of life. The more dandelions I have, the more I can do. And I get to make salads out of them, why waste them?
Dandelions are very important to butterflies and the dwindling population of bees.
As more and more land is concreted over, we won't see so many all in one go except in corners of urban scrub.
I think the real weeds are plants that are not even native to this country, the dandelion is native to Eurasia and North America.
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