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    telling us on sky this morning to plant bluebells in the uk to help the shortage of butterflies this year....so lets all plant a bluebell
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    Good idea but make sure they are the native species and not Spanish Bluebells.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LIZZ View Post
    Good idea but make sure they are the native species and not Spanish Bluebells.
    Oops...is there a differance?...i will plant some when i get home..as you can see i aint no good at gardening..ah well every day's a learning day tee hee
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    hmm planting bluebells for butterflies thats a new one nettles and budlea would have been a better bet i would have thought nettles seems to be the foodstuff of most butterfly catterpillars and the budlea is nicknamed the butterfly bush ....... just a thought lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_count View Post
    hmm planting bluebells for butterflies thats a new one nettles and budlea would have been a better bet i would have thought nettles seems to be the foodstuff of most butterfly catterpillars and the budlea is nicknamed the butterfly bush ....... just a thought lol
    oh i havent a clue about plants only repeating what they were saying on sky...seam's that after the wet summer last year in the uk...there is going to be a big shortage in butterflies this year...and they were asking for folks to plant bluebells ...to help them along here is the link
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7363411.stm
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    ahhh thanx for the link ... knew budlea would get a mention in there somewhere
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_count View Post
    hmm planting bluebells for butterflies thats a new one nettles and budlea would have been a better bet i would have thought nettles seems to be the foodstuff of most butterfly catterpillars and the budlea is nicknamed the butterfly bush ....... just a thought lol
    Bluebells will give the b'flies an earlier start as the nettles and buddlea won't be flowering for a while yet. I agree that you must make sure you buy native 'bells and not Spanish ones.
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    My bluebells come out a week or two after my tulips..so I plant yellow tulips to compliment them.

    We have a wildlife garden and the best time of year is after the bluebells come up and everything gets lively...plants and animals!

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