Posted: 28/08/2016 at 13:46
But Nut, the "pretty things" are what many of us want in our gardens . Who wants to grow things just for butterflies?
Having said that, my garden is...like most everyone else's.....full of glorious colour, full of "pretty things" right now. It did not occur to me that butterflies do not lay eggs on buddleias but it makes sense. They are flitting in and around agastaches for example and never seen eggs there either.
We do not need to be wildlife experts to encourage butterflies......let's grow what we like and the chances are wildlife will enjoy at least some of it too.
daffers, I regularly dead head buddleias to keep them flowering and compact....when a stem has no more flowers on it I cut that stem off. A new flowering stem is likely to appear.
My feeling is that an increasing number of people are growing all kinds of plants thus creating food and conditions for wildlife like bees.....more this year than for a long time....and butterflies, hedgehogs,,frogs,,etc.
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