Scarce Swallowtail, photographed by Tod 14/09/08.
We have raised walled borders along the front of the veranda. In the corner of the right-hand bed beside the steps down onto the lawn, there is a buddleia. It's grown too big and is beginning to break down the wall of the border. Buddleias are lovely when they are first in bloom, but by September the gone-over blossom - more brown seed than mauve flowers - looks ragged and tired. So, of course, it will have to go.
But it's also a magnet for butterflies. What can replace it and bring us visitors like this?
2 years ago