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Hummingbird Hawk Moth

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 17:18

I'm still offshore at the minute but due home soon!

I can't wait to get cracking and out to the garden centres.

Making a long list of moth friendly plants so fingers crossed.

I hope the timing is right, some years I miss the British summer completely!

Hummingbird Hawk Moth

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 16:59

Newcastle brown ale in one of those hummingbird feeders perhaps!

Hummingbird Hawk Moth

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 07:44

Funnily enough I was having a glass of wine in a garden when I first spotted one!

Perhaps they're attracted to alcohol? I'd better stock up just in case!  

Bird bath

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 05:41

We've had it also. it seems to form a crust on the concrete which can be blasted off with a strong water jet. I hadn't thought about disinfectant as we have only used the jet washer using just water. I will take a look and see what's out there also.

Hummingbird Hawk Moth

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 05:34

Thank you for all the replies!

I am currently reorganising the garden and would like to make it more attractive to wildlife (within reason)!

I do have some of the minature buddlia in pots on the patio ready to go in and was thinking about Verbena so it's a good start.

I'm up North in Northumberland but I know we get some sightings now and again so fingers crossed!


Hummingbird Hawk Moth

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 15:22

I was thinking of trying to attract this lovely creature into my garden after my Wife and I saw them in the garden of our hotel in Italy.

After reading up on them I was thinking of planting some Galium Verum or Lady's Bedstraw upon which they lay their eggs.

Has anyone had any success in attracting these moths or if they frequent your garden what is it that seems to attract them?


Posted: 06/06/2013 at 02:14

I've recently been going for purest green! At least mostly foliage as it's a new-ish garden so have been concentrating on the main structure till I can colour in the spaces. Like previously mentioned nature always seems to have it sown up so I tend to just stick in anything I fancy if the structure seems right. I know you can go for different effects such as reds and oranges to make a hot theme but it's hard to break out of a theme once created. I find that putting the most different things together foliage wise shows each plant off to it's best so if I had to give any answer it would have to be predominantly green!

If you could have any plant / tree in your garden

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 03:55

When I moved into my new house it was a toss up between Acer Griseum and Gleditsia Triacanthos "Spectrum". I opted for the Gleditsia but it is just coming into bud for the first time for me and I am working offshore till the end of June! Needless to say I cannot wait to get home and see it in all it's glory!

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 13:31

Fairygirl, yes we ate the croissants but not with the peas!

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 04:52

Whilst on a self catering holiday in France my Mam bought some "pasties" from the supermarket and served them up with peas. Soon found out they were chocolate croissants!

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