July plant of the moment
As well as the Buddleja, there are many other plants that will attract butterflies and useful insects, some of which will flower all through the year. For a rainbow of colour and a constant stream of insects, try planting Rudbeckia and Cone Flower (Echinacea).
Lavender is a popular shrub and wonderful addition to any garden as it brings a heavenly scent, beautiful colour and ground coverage. It also has the ability to attract butterflies and bees in high quantity so this is another great choice if you long for a garden bursting with nature.
- Choose a range of plants to ensure that there is always something in bloom throughout the summer months.
- Try to avoid using pesticides on your garden and these can harm butterflies and other useful bugs such as bees and ladybirds.
- To encourage butterflies into a smaller garden or a courtyard, plant a dwarf Buddleja in a pot.
There are lots of plants that will encourage butterflies to enjoy your garden but the following are particularly successful:
- Butterfly Bush (Buddleja and others)
- Ice Plant and Sedum
- Cone Flower (Echinacea)
- Rudbeckia varieties
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