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Hi everyone I have butterfly plants in my garden but is there a shortage of butterflies this year. I haven't seen any this year...


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,566

    They're waking up here. I think they need sun to get energetic.image

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  • DaintinessDaintiness EssexPosts: 980

    I have loads of Gatekeepers on my marjoram, a few large whites and an odd Holly Blue....but my buddelias have attracted nothing!

  • My garden down in Surrey is hooching with them...

  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 3,264

    Lot's of cabbage whiteimage ,  not much of anything else but it's been quite wet here in the NW. Just as well it's rained alot because in this part of the NW we are having to boil our water before drinking it. 

  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 3,264

    We've had loads ladybirds keeping the aphid population down image

  • Haven't seen one butterfly or ladybird this year (just outside Glasgow). imageHasn't been a lot of bees or wasps about either.  Plenty of slugs and snails though.image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,444

    Quite a few around here - lots of Large Whites, several Painted Ladies and Small Blues - native ladybirds all over my runner beans (although I can't see any aphids on them) and lots of Bumbles and Solitary bees on the raspberries. 

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