Posted: 29/08/2016 at 10:58
I'm one of those who tries to grow things just for the insects. Very short on space though. Each year I notice which plants have the most visitors and do more of the same. I delibrately left some ragwort as it had some catepillars which I've since learnt is the food source for the cinnamen moth. Seen plenty of these this year some I'm sure some would have been supper for the bats. I'm not sure what eats bats, owls I guess.
The ragwort was growing out of a crack in a patio slab so not to every ones style of gardening
I noticed that leafy plants like sweet rocket and honesty host a lot of catepillars.There''s some really mature ivy in the alley at the back of the garden and next doors 6ft brambles are providing the favourite food here I think
Thanks for link Dove, the garden is up for a complete upheaval in the Autumn, so it might give me some fresh ideas