Daisy (Photo: Laurie Campbell)
Everyone knows the daisy with it’s bright yellow centre, surrounded by white petals. The leaves grow in rosettes so close to the ground that nothing else can grow under them. For generations they have been used to make daisy chain necklaces or the petals plucked off to predict the outcome of a love affair.
They are a welcome sign in early spring, and the saying is that if you can find seven daisies that you can stand on at once then ‘summer is come”.
by Alison Tyler