Sunday, 21 May 2017
Katie B's Blog - www.kbmorgan.co.uk: Champagne....Invented by a Lad from Winchcombe !: Looking through Twitter this morning I came across this article relating to Champagne... 'Champagnes Bubbles were a happy accident t, ...
Sunday, 9 April 2017
I, like most people love butterflies....so last Summer was sad with hardly any butterflies in my garden. I thought that I had everything needed but daftly I had the nectar plants sorted but not necessarily the plants for the dear old caterpillars.
...So here is a little list of the plants that the caterpillars like...Its not too late to plant some.
|Painted lady caterpillar|
|Green veined white|
Common Blue - Birds Foot Trefoil...I know it as egg and bacon.
Holly Blue - Holly and Ivy
|http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk Holly Blue|
|Red Admiral - Photo Jim Black|
Peacock, Red Admiral, Small Tortoishell and Comma - Sunny clumps of nettles, left until mid summer before cutting down.
I'm going to leave some patches of cleavers for the painted ladies and a small patch of nettles. ....and try to make sure that the nettles by my workshop are left longer before cutting. It's not easy to leave docks ,nettles and cleavers but it will be worth it to see lots of butterflies back into my garden.