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by boiling). They also provide food for the caterpillars of some of our loveliest butterflies, including red admirals, small tortoiseshells, peacocks and the lovely comma . They not only feed butterflies and ladybird larvae, but can also feed us (although
of butterflies.Pear 'Fondante d'Automne': one of those annoying pear trees whose fruits are always too hard - except for the perfectly ripe ones that are snaffled by squirrels. However, I'm sure that as it gets bigger there'll be enough to go around
host of fabulous cultivars of B. davidii. Among my favourites are B. davidii 'Royal Red' and B. davidii 'White Cloud'. They'll all grow to the height of about 4m and will attract clouds of butterflies.