Identify the warmest and sunniest location for
your butterfly garden. The garden should contain over 30 different kind of nectar plants. Choose a good mix of spring, summer and autumn flowers.
Exposed gardens can be improved by planting a hedge of privet, laurel, hawthorn or holly
to create a good wind break and nectar too. Avoid conifers.Hedges, ivy and evergreen
climbers will provide winter shelter for hibernating butterflies.
3m x 2m
2 Buddleia nanhoensis blue underplanted with primroses.
3 Field scabious.
6 Drumstick primulas.
7 Statice (summer) Wallflowers (spring).
1 Privet with honeysuckle.
2 Buckthorn with everlasting pea
5 Cornus alba variagata.
6 Buddleia davidii Lochinch
7 Escallonia Apple Blossom.
8 Buddleia davidii Empire Blue.
9 Hebe Midsummer Beauty.
10 Field scabious.
13 Sweet rocket
15 Salvia Victoria (summer) Polyanthus (spring).
18 Statice (summer) Wallflower (spring).
19 Lavender Munstead.
20 Phlox paniculata.
22 Drumstick primulas.
A Butterfly Tower provides a safe place for
the winter. Available to purchase on line here.
A mixture of naturally occuring grasses and
flower species designed to attract butterflies and insects. This in turn will attract
birds and wildlife. Provides a wide variety of colour. Sow March - October. Available to
purchase on line here.