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caterpillars on buddleia

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 23:17

The moths like lots of plants. Ceratostigma willmottianum is number one here. Though maybe I think that because it's just outside the window so I see it there more often

I think the larvae like hedge bedstraw as well which is good because I have loads of that. Not much lady's BS now

Phlomis

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 23:11

 You can cut it back but also I'd dig it up in autumn, split it up and replant a few of the best bits. This is a big plant in a few years, not tall but spreading

plants suitable for a stoney bank

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 22:55

The mediterranean herbs would do well I should think

How long does it take you?

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 22:53

I'm afraid the proper name for a plant just rolls off my tongue Mike

If I know the plant the name is there.

A plant might have several common names. A common name might be shared by several plants.

The binomial system has one name for one plant

Lost garden tools

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 22:47

we're not fit to be let out there with tools are we Mike

Phlomis

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 22:46

http://rhs.org.uk/plants/details?plantid=1428

Is it this or one of the shrubs rebecca?

Those seed heads look splendid in winter with a frost on them but they can be cut back

caterpillars on buddleia

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 22:43

Nothing wrong with non native. We all wait in anticipation for the hummingbird hawkmoth to turn up. They can fly and a southerly wind brings them in. It's just nature

 

caterpillars on buddleia

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 22:12

Nettles are only best for some caterpillars

and I would ID your caterpillars before you decide they're not native.

If you grow a selection of shrubs and flowers from different families you'll have the best chance of attracting the greater number of species.

 

 

purple fountain grass

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 22:04

Two things to consider

Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum' is a cultivar of something not so purple and may not seed reliably purple

and

It's a bit late to start them and expect much this year

Spider ID please

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 21:54

I can only see 6 legs

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