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We have 4 regular Peacock butterflies on the Buddlejas, today I sat & watched as 3 Peacocks & 3 Red Admirals flittered around the white Buddleja which they particularly love.
So as long as you have the right plants to attract them, these gorgeous creatures are around, if not as plentiful as when I was little. The thing I have noticed this year is where are the Ladybirds? I saw a couple very early on in the year but then nothing.

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Not in this area either, I have only seen ONE ladybird. The butterflies are very few and far between, too, sadly.

29 Aug, 2008


Iv had lots of Lady Birds this yr Poppy :) & they all seem2be on the Wild Borage plant eating Black fly! :D

29 Aug, 2008


I haven't seen a ladybird for quite a few years.

29 Aug, 2008


we have 2 buddleha's and i don't recall seeing any butterflies this summer , i know they are generally in decline , which is a great shame, they are so lovely to see, all we get now is those pesky cabbage whites.

30 Aug, 2008


no lady birds here this yr and only butterflies ive seen is the cabbage whites

30 Aug, 2008


noce photos. my butterflys love verbena bonariensis, hebes. my ladybirds seem to love my anthemis punctata.

30 Aug, 2008


This makes for depressing reading really!

2 Sep, 2008

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