Thursday, September 8, 2016

Always plant a 'butterfly' bush

In fact I am going to get another one to join the two I already have.  Less than a dozen, so not many but the joy of butterflies and bees in a garden should never be under estimated, there was also a rather beautiful banded bee fly.

small tortoiseshell

red admiral





Peacock

4 comments:

  1. Butterfly's, are in my mind creatures that display such wonderful delicate beauty.

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    1. Very true Heron, they are only surpassed in elegance by damsel flies and dragon flies.

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  2. I read somewhere that Red Admirals have had a very good year, but it has been a poor one for Peacocks. So you are lucky to get one on your bush Thelma. I have seen a few red admirals on mine but little else.

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    1. The weather is not as warm up here, perhaps that is the reason, though the wet winter could not have helped.

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