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butterfly food plants

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 11:05

Yes that's what i should have said. 

butterfly food plants

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 10:50

Hi, can anyone recommend any good butterfly food plants, i grow various flowers to attract butterflies and bees but not sure about food plants. thanks


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 10:22

I put wooden bbq skewers in the soil pointed end up !  in any bare patches of soil. this stops them  but it depends how much bare soil you have you may need a few packs of skewers.


Posted: 11/04/2015 at 17:16

thanks granma i will try the seeds if the cuttings don't take.


Posted: 08/04/2015 at 18:57

Thanks will try that.

Identify this please!

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 21:02

Hi just click on the green tree to upload photos


Posted: 07/04/2015 at 20:45

Hi, there is a buddleia growing wild near my daughters house and i thought i might take some cuttings from it. It is the type with yellow round flowers, can anyone tell me if i can take cuttings now from it please.

first butterfly seen today

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 16:59

I also saw a brimstone flying past the back of our garden. i was very surprised as we don't often see them here in North Manchester.

Also seen a few other butterflies in my allotment garden today and a ladybird and lots of large bees 

stock can i propagate ?

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 12:12

Thanks i did save seeds last year  but i can't find them ! 

will have to try again this year. I didn't realise it was short lived it is rather leggy and top heavy looks quite exotic ha !

attaracting birds to my garden

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 12:07

Hi i don't fill my bird feeders i just put in a small amount and keep topping them up. i do this as with all the rain the seed mixes can go mouldy. 

Jim your garden is amazing i can see why you have lots of birds you must have plenty of insects as well, how big is your garden it looks huge, i'm so envious!


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