Wet weather brings surge in giant dandelions

Mon, Apr 30, 2012

Climate Change, UK Climate Change

Anyone noticed the enormous dandelions decorating many lawns and verges at the moment ?

It seems they are the result of the very wet weather and road-side pollution.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/9230739/Wet-weather-brings-surge-in-giant-dandelions.html

This is not all bad news as dandelions are rich in nectar which is important for bees and other insects as they come out of hibernation.

Dandelions may be a nuisance to gardeners but do leave a small corner of your lawn to grow wild for the insects to benefit.

Dandelion leaves can also be added to spring salads or sandwiches and can even be made into wine and tea.

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