Monday, 16th March 2015
Butterflies love - and indeed need - quite a lot of the things that gardeners hate...
Several species only lay their eggs on nettles, whilst others favour ivy. So don't tidy up too much. Buddleia is known as the "butterfly bush” (and as a rampant giant weed to some gardeners!). Also, cultivate an area of native British wildflowers. Especially some of the chalkland species, such as Knapweed, Scabious, and Bird's Foot Trefoil.
Simon H. King