Following on from the post below, I sent off for some packets of dandelion seeds to grow in my back yard: Taraxacum pseudoroseum and also a packet of Taraxacum rubifolium, both from Chiltern Seeds based in Oxfordshire. It's not especially the best time to plant them, but i'm going to have a go.
I am a visual artist living and working in Preston, UK. My work deals with rural and urban landscapes and amongst other things I have an interest in weeds.
This led to a particular interest in dandelions: their complexity and variety; folklore and uses; science and research plus their representation in art in an historical and contemporary context.