It’s wonderful to watch butterflies fluttering around the garden and great for kids to understand the lifecycle of a caterpillar turning into a butterfly.
Butterflies love visiting flowers that are rich in sugary nectar and are particularly fond of brightly coloured flowers. It’s a great idea to grow plants in your garden that flower at different times of the year and include a range of flowering plants to attract a wider variety of butterflies. Butterflies can also help pollinate flowers and some vegetables and fruit and nut trees, so they’re fantastic garden helpers too.
Butterfly attracting plants can be grown in a sunny garden and also in pots on balconies and patios and both the flowers and the butterflies will put a smile on your face!
An easy way to grow a patch of flowers that butterflies will love is to sow a packet ofYates Butterfly Beneficial Insect Mix seed. This mix contains a vibrant blend of nectar rich flowers to attract and provide food for butterflies and also food for caterpillars.