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Sean Ph'lib
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:34 pm    Post subject: butterfly and bee garden Reply with quote

I'm in the process of creating a butterfly and bee garden. It's in full sun, and has several clumps of stinging nettles for the tortoiseshells, red admirals and commas. I've planted several teasels, and a variety of shrubs for nectar. I've surrounded it with a hedge of buddleia and sweet briar. At the very least, it should smell nice! I'm trying to source some alder buckthorn, which is the food plant of the brimstone. If anyone has any suggestions or advice....
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:08 pm    Post subject: Re: butterfly and bee garden Reply with quote

Sean Ph'lib wrote:
I'm trying to source some alder buckthorn, which is the food plant of the brimstone. If anyone has any suggestions or advice....


you may have to wait until the bareroot planting season comes around again to source this Sean Ph'lib. Unless some of the nurseries potted some up.

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