While I love gardening, I would say I am a lazy gardener. I have planted lots of things over the six years we have been here and the garden looks very pretty at the moment with lots of tulips, geraniums emerging, and the promise of alliums and honeysuckle to come. But the weeds! They are mainly dandelions and I do like them but they are taking over! Today I invented a form of crisis management gardening which consisted of going round taking the heads off of as many as I could, before they can go to seed and spread their kind even further. (I love the seedheads but in the name of gardening!) I know I should have dug them up but when time is limited I would rather spend it doing other things, and as I said, I am lazy! So, I went round destroying the dandelions, off with their heads. It was surprisingly fun, and did you know, the stem makes a great noise as it is detached? A kind of popping-due to their hollowness I should think. Try it, it is a great sound!
I did save a few, playing house by putting them in a pretty jug. They are outside again now though. As I was drawing I noticed a big juicy greenfly wobbling around. I worry about getting them on the few house plants we have.