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I have some stinging nettles in the garden and a few patches of ragwort for Cinnabar Moths.I also have a young Ash tree and Lilac for Privet Hawkmoths.Are there any other plants out there that can be grown in the garden for moths/butterflies caterpillars?

Oh and I'm growing nasturtiums for the white butterflies.

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  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Try this link, plenty of stuff you can grow for butterflies.

    http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/foodplants.php

    This link for moths

    http://www.foxleas.com/PDF/Nectar plants for M.pdf

  • Jack 3Jack 3 Posts: 360

    Wow, those are good links Dave!

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,253

    Thank you Dave for those links and yes Jack they're brilliant aren't they.Well I've got violets too so that's those Fritillaries sorted,plus a nice crop of Cowslips.I've got Ivy too but I'm not sure about my Honeysuckle,it has pinkish flowers but don't they need to be white?

    The other plants I need to ID first.Oh doing some weeding earlier,I noticed some stinging nettles had half eaten leaves.Could anything else have caused this?

  • shirlsgwshirlsgw Posts: 30

    Golden hop (humulus lupulus aureus) - for Comma's I believe I read somewhere image

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