I have always been extremely facinated by this amazing animal, which possess such grace and an incredible palette of colours. And the fact that it flies around in the air with effortless ease, simply amaze me even more. We already have butterflies, but I would love to have more...so I began to see what else could be done to attract them.Then I found out, that special butterfly houses can be bought and installed in the garden.....I have heard of houses for ladybirds, but never for butterflies!
The house can give the butterflies a place to rest at night and during winter. All you have to do is to put a bit of branches into it.
Old fruits can also make butterflies love your garden, and you can make special "sugarstrings" to hang in your trees and bushes.
And finally there are certain plants - as I mentioned - which can attract them as well. Maybe I should buy the Buddleja daviddi, which Emil and I have been planning to get for so long?
Lavenders and Thyme we already have, but perhaps Thistles - which I by the way love - should find their way into our garden?
And while we are at it, why not place an apartment for these chubby fellows too.....