When I got off the train this evening, there was a whole “flower” bed of dandelions, on the station platform, gone to seed. Given that commuting is the ultimate in habit forming behavoirs, I must have walked past this little edged bed many times before but paid it no attention. But today, preoccupied by thoughts of how nature schedules things (nearly as capriciously as a train company but perhaps with a greater intelligence behind the design), I wondered at the fact that nearly all the dandelions were now seedheads. So if the seeds are now dispersing – when will the new plants appear? ( And yes I know this is a weed but when a little further on in my walk I came across a strolling dad and toddler duo – with the little boy being taught to huff and puff to blow off the dandelion seeds it seemed even more portent!)
Answers on the wind please!