Hello, Biggles here. I’d like to introduce you to Locksley, who is our youngest resident, and this will be his first post on George’s Guinea Pig World. Please be gentle with him.
Dandelion is a plant. It has green leaves and a yellow flower.
It is an important food plant for bees and other insects. In spring. And all year.
It’s also jolly yummy for us.
I look for dandelion when we are out on the grass. Neville taught me what it is. Roscoe tried to keep it all for himself. They aren’t here now. This year I may get all the dandelion to myself.
Except when Mummy picks it and gives it to each of us for breakfast.
Or as a treat.
I like eating the flower stalk. It is hollow inside and sort of crunchy. I’m not sure if I should eat the flower. It seems a shame. If I leave the flower, Mummy picks it up and gives it to Biggles. He eats it up.
Mummy gives us the leaves, too. She gives us what she calls ‘garden leaves’ for breakfast. And other times.
The leaves are yummy.
And that is what I have to say about dandelion.
Do you like dandelion? Does it grow where you live?
Locksley (age 19 months)
That was very good, Locksley. Well done. Mummy’s found some videos she’s put on our YouTube page; one is George eating a dandelion, and the other is of me (Biggles) and Bertie, age 2 months, eating dandelion leaves for our breakfast. We’re still living with Percy!