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Check out my picture of a Peacock butterfly I saw in DECEMBER!!

Whilst removing Ivy in one of my customers gardens in Harpenden, a butterfly emerged, I quickly followed it and took several photos. I was so delighted that I remembered that people sent in photo's regarding things they saw, as this was very special I wanted to share it with people & I was very surprised to receive an email saying it will be appearing in the next issue image We need to encourage more butterfly's and bees into our gardens, I always try and plant plants and shrubs throughout the season to help our birds, bees and butterfly's........





  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167


  • Thats beautiful Paul

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    image Thanks for sharing.

  • wow....almost as good as your profile pic lolimage

  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

    A perfect example of why people shouldn't remove ivy

  • thanks everyone, I am glad you like it, thanks Jenny it was a fancy dress party!

    Fleurisa, I wouldn't normally remove ivy for precisely that reason, however when the ivy in question was causing damage on a customers property, a small section had to be removed, however 80% is still there. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,893

    A few minutes ago I went into the garage for some onions, when I came out I had a peacock butterfly on my apron, I popped him/her back in a quiet corner before he woke up in the warmth of the kitchen.   Lovely to see it  image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Thank you Dovefromabove, its now on in the gardeners world magazine as my issue came today, so everyone can see this beautiful butterfly image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,893

    Looking forward to seeing it Paul image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • On page 120 image

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