A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds

Friday 22 April 2011


Much hated by gardeners for spoiling their lawns and flowerbeds is the Dandelion. This year seems to be a particularly good year for the humble Dandelion.
The name is thought to come from the French "dent du lion" as the flower petal resembles the yellowing tooth of a lion but when I once asked a Frenchman about this he said " Non c'est le piss en lit" referring to its alleged diuretic properties!

1 comment:

  1. We have loads of dandelions here but they all turned to clocks about a week ago, they look stunning.