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Thread #134670   Message #3067836
Posted By: GUEST,Eliza
05-Jan-11 - 01:05 PM
Thread Name: BS: Mudcat Gardeners report - 2011
Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Gardeners report - 2011
Walkabouts Verse, how CAN you recommend not growing Buddleia? I have always done so, and the number and variety of butterflies on it never ceases to delight and amaze me. Ditto Iceplants (pink, not red) I should imagine that huge numbers of garden plants and flowers are not strictly native, but nevertheless give enormous pleasure. I'm mad about wildlife (member of Norfolk Wildlife Trust, RSPB etc.) and have many little corners in the garden for sheltering small beasts. But unless some foreign plant is a real piggy (eg Japanese Knotweed) I see no harm in it. I also buy large packets of selected annuals for creating butterfly and bee nectar havens. They make a gorgeous show, perfumed to the skies. (Particularly Scorpion Plant) Many of them aren't native, but are welcomed nevertheless. The worst thing is a concreted plot with the odd tub of a box tree. No life at all!