it is not spring until you can plant your foot upon twelve daisies


it is not spring until you can plant your foot upon twelve daisies

1863 R. CHAMBERS Book of Days I. 312 We can now plant our ‘foot upon nine daisies’ and not until that can be done do the old-fashioned country people believe that spring is really come.

1878 T. F. THISELTON-DYER English Folk-Lore i. ‘It ain’t spring until you can plant your foot upon twelve daisies,’ is a proverb still very prevalent.

1910 Spectator 26 Mar. 499 Spring is here when you can tread on nine daisies at once on the village green; so goes one of the country proverbs.

1972 CASSON & GRENFELL Nanny Says 52 When you can step on six daisies at once, summer has come.


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