butterflies-everywhere

Hi Everyone, what a wonderful sight in my garden.  I have a buddlier tree and its covered in butterflies there must be 30/40, myself and neighbours couldnt beleive our eyes we have never seen so many butterflies in all our lives, and bees too.  Here are a few photo's which I have taken for you all too see.  Hope you like them.

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 Cheers, Lesley x

 

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  • blackcapblackcap Posts: 17

    Same here.  It is a fantastic sight. First time in some years I have seen so many.  I have no idea why.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,256

    I said to OH the other day , that the whole garden seemed to be moving. Most of the butterflies were white ones, feeding off lavender and buddleja, but wriggling through the netting to lay eggs on the cabbages.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • JPSJPS Posts: 10

    lucky you. we had a lot of white butterflies at the weekend but its those above that i want to see.

     

    mind you my buddliea looks stronger this year than last but hasnt acually flowered which probably isnt helping any

  • ROZZROZZ Posts: 11

    Same here. Just fantastic to see them. Also lots of bees/ other insects on the golden rod,fennel,lieathrus (gayfeather) scabious. Enjoy I love watching them. Great photographs

     

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,492

    Yes, counted 15 Peacock butterflies on a buddlia at coffee break this afternoon.  I'm sure there were more as I could only see one side of the bush.  Wonderful.image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,755

    They might be as common as muck but aren't they just the greatest plant at this time of year? 

    I have inherited a huge one here but it's not near flowering yet - will be beautiful when it does. image

    to walk through a forest is to touch the past

  • maureen60maureen60 Posts: 194

    great photos

    my buddlia is about to bloom, so i am looking forward to seeing more , loads of bees

  • i think the reason for alot of butterflies this year is down to the warm sunny days we had this year compared to previous, butterflies dont do so well in wet conditions normally.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,755

    Well the sun came out, the buddleia came out...and the bees and butterflies came out:

    http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/P8210843_zpsdb962129.jpg

     

    http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/P8210842_zps6947bb3c.jpg

     

    http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/P8210838_zpsa11944b6.jpg

     

    http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/P8210834_zpsb6db59d4.jpg

     Good old Buddleias.  There are hundreds of bees on it just now - the plant is about 12 feet tall and I had to get on a chair to get the pix!

    to walk through a forest is to touch the past

  • LavandeLavande Posts: 153

    Stunning photos of both buddlieis and butterflies.  If I had a bigger garden I'd grow the blue and white together they are beautiful.  I've had loads of butterflies and bees this year too I'm delighted to say. ...but the dreaded wasps are around and I'm not so relaxed about them.  Came back yesterday after just over a week away and haven't seen a single bird in my fried and crispy garden.  Their food was empty so I'm hoping they've gone into another garden but I hope they are safe - they were so happy before I went away image

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