Three Simple Ways To Encourage Insects Into Your Garden

I've always thought that if I can entice insects and wildlife into my garden, then well... I'm doing something right; A nicely camouflaged thick-legged flower beetle on love-in-a-mist even if I don't always notice them, I'm doing something right. Hornet on Dahlia 'Twyning's After Eight' Of course, we all know that insect numbers are falling … Continue reading Three Simple Ways To Encourage Insects Into Your Garden

Butterfly Conservation Half Price Membership Offer

Who wouldn't want to see more butterflies in their garden?  (I'll ignore the gentleman at the back, raising his hand). (Just some of the moth and butterfly species in 'my' gardens) Well, they're really quite easy to attract.  For example, you could plant cabbages: you'll get flurries of cabbage whites.  Not what you had in … Continue reading Butterfly Conservation Half Price Membership Offer

Big Butterfly Count

The charity Butterfly Conservation is holding its annual Big Butterfly Count - the biggest butterfly survey in the world. Starting today and running until 10th August, this is an easy and fun opportunity to help butterfly and moth conservation in the UK. If you'd like to take part, simply wait for a sunny spell and … Continue reading Big Butterfly Count

Butterfly Conservation Membership Offer

When I took the job as gardener at the Priory one of my primary aims was to help sustain the rich wildlife in the gardens and, if possible, to attract even more. And like most people, I was particularly keen to attract as many butterflies as possible. Adding certain plants for butterflies to feed on, … Continue reading Butterfly Conservation Membership Offer