Butterfly Plants

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Butterfly Plants

Postby Nanny Char » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:56 pm

Hi I am brand new to this board and I am looking to find some help from people who I know have so much more knowlege than I do about plants!

I have a side garden (actually 2 side gardens) and I want to plant out shrubs and flowers that will encourage butterflies into my garden. I live at Burpengary, while I love plants I am afraid that staring a garden from scratch is not something I have done before. This butterfly garden is to be a special place as our grandson passed away on New Years Eve at 21 months old and this garden is for us to go and think of him. I would love to be surrounded by butterlies as we let them go after his funeral.

I am really hoping someone can push start me in the right direction. I don't really want to get it wrong.

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Re: Butterfly Plants

Postby abwal » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:12 am

Welcome, Nanny.

For your special garden you could try pentas - easy to grow and attractive to butterflies. Just do a Google image search for 'pentas flower' to have a look at some of the colours.

Buddleia is also good for attracting butterflies, but I find it difficult to grow here as the hot dry northerlies kill it.
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Re: Butterfly Plants

Postby Nanny Char » Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:08 pm

Thank you :) I will take a look for these.
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