Sweet Little Buttercup

Not a country meadow but a corner of what I laughingly call 'my lawn'.


The buttercups are enjoying a spectacular year.


When the sun shines on them they positively incandesce.


My roses are dismal but I don't mind when I have golden buttercups.

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  1. ahh this post has made me feel my laziness in not weeding the garden was a good decision.

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  2. I feel better about our lawn now! They are just beautiful x

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  3. Oh dear! I feel I may have just been a little bit tactless. But even though I have the vase I can't fill it with buttercups as beautiful as yours.

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  4. But those buttercups are so bright - it's as good as having sunshine in your garden :-) Our paddock would be full of them, too, but fortunately our chocolate sheep nipped quite a few in the bud before they got out of hand!

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  5. Oh yes, aren't they GLORIOUS? I admit to letting a few do their tiny golden firework-ish thing in a few corners of my garden. There's a meadow behind the house that is blazing with them.

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  6. It seems to be a good year for all things yellow - the dandelions were amazing a few weeks back too.

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    1. yes weren't they? another corner of my 'lawn' was full of them.

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  7. Adelaide Girl1:41 pm BST

    Thank you Sue for the lovely close-ups of buttercups. They were in all my childhood books - we had few Australian books then, and even though I had never seen one, just the name made me fall in love with them.

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  8. Lovely photos - buttercups are lovely, aren't they? You're very on-trend, you know, with your 'wildflower lawn' - http://www.flowerpotman.com/wildflowerlawn.html "Its easy to create and grow a wildflower lawn or mini meadow in your own garden. Wildlife of all kinds will appreciate your effort and visit your wild lawn, Human visitors to your garden too, especially older folk who can still remember the poppy fields and cornflowers and have chewed a stem of wild grass will reminisce about those days. Young kids who have never rolled around in wild grass will simply love it. A wild lawn is low maintenance requiring cutting only about twice a year (more about that later) and is also very beautiful when in full flower"

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    1. It certainly is easy to create, you do absolutely nothing!

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  9. Snap - my "lawn" is sprinkled with bright yellow buttercups too, and a few daisies here and there! I think it adds to the interest in the garden. x

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  10. I actually wish our lawns, here in Canada, had buttercups and daisies in them. All we get are dandelions and crabgrass and the like. Not pretty.

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  11. Anonymous6:55 pm BST

    Super photos! I love to see a lawn sprinkled with buttercups, daisies and blue birds-eyes, which is just as well as mine is covered by them. And moss? well, not so good.
    Tasha

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  12. ....but it really does look beautiful.

    I'm desperately trying to grow a mini meadow (all 2 ft by 2ft) with buttercups and daisies, well we have just daisies at the moment - and the common variety at that.

    Love what you have I guess - laughing is just as good as making a smile.

    Nina x

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  13. It's a wildflower meadow - far more sought after than your common or garden lawn. Prince Charles has one too. It's wonderful!

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  14. Sue, I do like the look of the buttercup area of your lawn...and now from the comments, I learn that you've also got dandelions. Yellow flowers are messengers of happiness, or at least I think so.

    And I keep thinking about those macaroons with the chocolate drizzling.

    You do inspire!

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  15. They are everywhere at the minute, fields of them up here where I live. The cows like to lie in them and lazily watch you as you walk past. Lovely.

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  16. Lovely! I think buttercups and even dandelions are beautiful, though some see them only as weeds. Flowers are flowers, and gifts from nature all the same! :o)

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  17. Now that's my kind of lawn! And I love buttercups too. Pretty pictures Sue ... sunshine for a rainy day here :)

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  18. I just love buttercups. How can you not love something so gloriously yellow? My son calls them "honeycups" due to his flower/pollen/honey confusion which just adds to their appeal for me. And so pretty in that blue vase.

    Gillian x

    ps, yesterday I bullied the husband into making macaroons. :-)

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  19. Beautiful! I love buttercups.

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  20. Same here Sue, since the mice disabled the mower...

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  21. We have a lawn very much this too (with the addition of mole hills!) I hadn't thought about putting them in a little vase - they look wonderful with the strong blue. Helen

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  22. My ideal lawn would be full of buttercups & daisies and even the dreaded clover. They look lovely in the little blue vase. I love your photographs, they're so colourful x

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  23. Lovely buttercups, a very perfect color!

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  24. Oh, how I wish I could send all my buttercups to you! They are the bane of my garden, but they do look pretty when blooming!

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