- Joined Sep 17, 2013
I've just given our lawns their first haircut of the season but was surprised to find that, despite two or three runs of the mower over them, many dandelions (no, I don't use a broad-leaved weed-killer on them!) were reluctant to be beheaded. Normally the dandelion flower-stalk is 5 or 6 inches long, but this year many were less than 1 inch, so the flower heads were down in amongst the grass. Perhaps the dandelion is evolving to be mower-resistant ?