Buttercups And Daisies

Seeing these scattered all over our lawn in today's warm sunshine had me singing Strawberry Fair to myself.



They always remind me of my primary school days as our school playing field was covered with them. We would loll around on the grass at break time, making daisy chains and holding buttercup flowers beneath our chins. Innocent pleasures.

P has finally finished laying the hard standing at the bottom of the drive.



It almost finished him off. He needs a rest.

28 comments:

  1. Your lawns are like mine. If you don't give it a weed and feed you get the wild flowers. P made a job of the hard standing area.

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    1. I like to see the wildflower lawn. Very cheerful.

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  2. Oh JayCee ..... I so remember those days ...... we all used to sit on the school field, making daisy chains in the sunshine ..... blue gingham school uniform, white socks { that got green stains on them } I wonder if children still do that ? XXXX

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    1. I do hope so Jackie, but perhaps school playing fields no longer have wildflowers? XXX

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    2. Most schools probably don't have playing fields any more - they've all been sold off for building!

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  3. As I was going to Strawberry Fair,
    Singing, singing, Butter-cups and Daisies
    I met a maiden taking her ware,
    Fol-de-dee!

    Her eyes were blue and golden her hair,
    As she went on to Strawberry Fair,
    Ri-fol, Ri-fol, Tol-de-riddle-li-do,
    Ri-fol, Ri-fol, Tol-de-riddle-dee.

    "Kind Sir, pray pick of my basket!" she said,
    Singing, singing, Butter-cups and Daisies
    "My cherries ripe, or my roses red,
    Fol-de-dee!

    I must admit that this song had passed me by. I notice the involvement of Sabine Baring-Gould in its resurrection. That fellow seems to follow me round like a ghost.

    More applause for Lord Peregrine upon creating the hard standing area. Great job but I am wondering why he doesn't get his men to do such work? Kelly the gamekeeper and Kelly the ostler are as lazy as Kelly the butler.

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    1. A fine singing voice you have there, YP, but I think I prefer Anthony Newley's version

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  4. It is so good now to see local authorities creating wildflower areas at the side of the road.
    Barbarax

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  5. I hope that you are going to pamper Lord P, after all the excellent hard work he's put in!

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    1. I did give him a chocolate and hazelnut ice cream. Does that count?

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  6. Plenty of daisies out here but I have not seen a single buttercup yet.

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    1. We only have a few but I am hoping for more.

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  7. I can just imagine Mr P (when he has recovered) shouting “off with their heads” as he trundles the mower over them

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    1. Ha ha. Yes indeed. But they spring up again the next day.

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  8. Lots of wild Orchids and Dog Roses around here. Lovely.

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  9. Just think of all the good you beautiful lawn is doing for insects (and by extension for birds and bats).

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    1. Yes there are lots of bees buzzing around. A veritable banquet out there for them...and the big, fat bunny who hops onto the lawn each evening for a munch.

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  10. Gosh, that's a job well done. I can remember the buttercup under the chin - do you like butter?! We have left a little strip of the front "lawn" to go feral for the summer - last year we left the whole strip, but as we have two totally wild paddock areas (about 3/4 acre) the insects have plenty of wild flowers for the summer.

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    1. That's a lot of weeds... sorry wildflowers!

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  11. Lovely buttercups. We used to do that too. Haven't seen them here. Too hot maybe

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    1. You have different wildflowers, even more colourful I remember.

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  12. Those flowers are so sweet and colorful! It is a pleasure to see things blooming now! I bet needed a nice backrub after that work!

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  13. Loves me, loves me not... Innocent pleasures indeed. I remember them from this side of the pond.

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    1. We have just mowed the lawn so they have lost their heads. I expect they will all pop up again tomorrow.

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