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Butterflies, greenhouses, and polytunnels

I'm a novice user of a polytunnel. Will putting fragrant plants in it (such as Daphne Odorosa) attract butterflies that will damage green leafy stuff I'm also growing?


  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 21,181

    It depends on what you are growing. Here is a list of food plants for some moths and butterflies in UK.


    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Unless you are growing the cabbage family you have nothing to worry about, If you are then the Large White butterflies will find them whatever else you grow.

  • Thanks pansyface, the list you gave didn't mention any of the brassicas but I think Alan's point is what precisely I need to know. Yes I'll introduce fragrance into the tunnel and keep the brassicas outside. Thanks to you both.

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