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Talkback: Brimstone butterflies

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 18:42

This is my first forum, I've never been into them before. I need to look around for some good ones.

What is this glossy leaved evergreen?

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 18:39

are you sure? 

Talkback: Brimstone butterflies

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 18:34

Thanks higgy, I'll have a look at that forum

New to gardening and no idea where to start

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 18:25

Susan's post reminds me. We swap seeds on the forum. Don't worry if you've nothing to swap, an SAE will be OK. Not a lot going on at the moment though.

Talkback: Brimstone butterflies

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 18:19

Lots of photos. Not very accurate records except for moths and that's down to the friend who does most of the ID work when we trap. I have listings for each trapping but have never collated it all. 

ID isn't my strong point. I spend hours with binoculars on the bird feeders, book in hand, eventually  working out that the new visitor is a reed bunting or a brambling or a coal tit. They haven't turned up yet this year, just the usual suspects; chaffinch, greenfinch, goldfinch, blue tit, great tit, greater spotted woodpecker and jay.

Maybe this will be the year of accurate record keeping Maybe



Posted: 03/01/2014 at 17:38

I haven't found the saponaria has wandered far but I can't get rid of it from underneath a euonymus. It's 'Emerald and Gold' and I don't like pink flowers on yellow bushes.

Talkback: Brimstone butterflies

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 17:33

Too late higgy

Already hooked

Talkback: Brimstone butterflies

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 17:19

I shall have to count the butterflies in the summer. I was very short of blues this year.

Holly or common. Speckled wood were much increased.


Talkback: Brimstone butterflies

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 16:54

They're back in the woodshed but out of the danger zone.

This place is more nature reserve than garden higgy.

But I haven't seen any Brimstones on the move.

I'm so so bored stiff

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 16:23

I have occasionally kick-started something that seemed to be taking a long time to germinate but I whip them out of there at the first sign of action so they don't get soft.

But I only grow hardy stuff so no trouble with aftercare. I wouldn't do that right now, they're just outside or in a cold GH and germinate when they will. Come April, when I think they should have germinated, I might try it as a last resort.

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