Butterflies are brilliant pollinators and add vibrancy and colour to the garden. But over the past forty years, they have gone through a precipitous decline as a result of habit loss, climate change and the use of pesticides. Whether you have a window ledge in the city or a country garden, there is a lot you can do to make your green patch butterfly-friendly. Find out which nectar-rich blooms to grow, and when and where to plant them.
Butterflies are brilliant pollinators and add vibrancy and colour to the garden. But over the past forty years, they have gone through a precipitous decline as a result of habit loss, climate change and the use of pesticides. Whether you have a window ledge in the city or a country garden, there is a lot you can do to make your green patch butterfly-friendly. Find out which nectar-rich blooms to grow, and when and where to plant them.