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barely seen any rain at all.In drier parts of the UK, plants are bursting into flower earlier, bees and butterflies are out earlier, and the ground, which should be warm and wet from April showers, is parched. All this and some areas are still getting
In the Horniman Museum Gardens earlier today and a brightly coloured butterfly caught my eye as it visited a low dandelion flower. I skulk up to it and discover a painted lady, Cynthia cardui. This is only the third I have seen this year.A native
How hard would it be to design green roofs for cars? Just imagine: you stop off to pick up some groceries, and on returning to your car, you find it's alive with the sight and sound of butterflies and bees tucking into the supply of nectar on its
and moss.I have grand plans for my lawn. It's only tiny, but it will be full of pretty 'weeds', wildflowers and crocus. Butterflies will lay eggs in it, bees will drink nectar from it and I will sunbathe on it.At the moment I can't really describe what I
Chrysalis, of butterflies particularly. The inactive stage between the larva and the adult. The term refers to the insect itself, rather than the cocoon.
I actually grey this deliberately for the butterflies, of which there are, sadly, too few. My personal view is that anything that encourages bees or butterflies should not be thought of as a weed unless its really horrid, thick Japanese knotweedish
Hi guys. Last summer i had a huge amount of caterpillars feeding on my spring cabbages. There easily could of been hundreds of them. But i just want to know a few ways to prevent butterflies laying there eggs in my garden (except for not planting
We had a Painted Lady in the garden on the 28th of October. Any advance on that date. Reply to Morning Glory and Tony Williams: Painted ladies certainly favour thistles, but like most butterflies they will visit what ever is available at the time
Thinking of planting some Hemp agrimony for the butterflies it attracts. I know it likes the damp but can I actually plant in the shallow area of my pond? Can it survive under water...if so, up to what depth?
Your only real way is to net the cabbages by constructing a frame over them. If you use a fine mesh you'll also keep any butterflies out, hence no caterpillars. Be sure to secure the bottom of the mesh well so that no creatures can get in and get