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Just a reminder EG is closed next week from Monday 10th, opening again Tuesday 18th. Donna and Helen are away (not together lol), although wold chaos pending we both want to go to Madeira in November please universe! ... See MoreSee Less

Just a reminder EG is closed next week from Monday 10th, opening again Tuesday 18th. Donna and Helen are away (not together lol), although wold chaos pending we both want to go to Madeira in November please universe!

All big tubs of annuals (all self-seeding do you will get them next year too but they die down in the winter) £3 now to clear! We need the space!! (also fed up with watering everything, it takes hours and hours) ... See MoreSee Less

All big tubs of annuals (all self-seeding do you will get them next year too but they die down in the winter) £3 now to clear! We need the space!! (also fed up with watering everything, it takes hours and hours)Image attachment

Our super summer SPECIAL OFFER! Two trolleys full of our gorgeous pollinator-friendly flowers. 16 perennial plants in each, this would normally be £135 per trolley.... but I'd like to inspire you today in the hope that you will create your own instant flower meadow by offering them to you as a package for the reduced price of £90 for 16 plants.

ALL OF THIS amazing colour blast, i.e. 32 plants!!! for just £180!
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Yes please! Weve moved! Are you able to deliver to Faversham? X

Where are you in Whitstable?

5ft Morning Glory for only £ 3.00! People are asking for this gorgeous blue annual climber every year. It's stunning and easy, but wont survive the frosts. We are growing all of our favourite climbers on fan bamboo trellis in 10 litre pots. They all exude a wonderful strong fragrance, are reliable and have a very high nectar value in order to benefit the bees and butterflies. Some of these Morning Glorys will come together with #sweetpeas. To reserve your own go to: www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product/morning-glory

Please note: Orders need to be collected directly from the nursery in Whitstable. Alternatively contact us if you would like a quote for delivery.

We also have other climbers (£12.00 or £25.00 size dependent) like:
1. Akebia Quinata (Chocolate vine)
2. Honeysuckle (Lonicera)
3. Jasmine – Fiona Sunrise
4. Passiflora (Passion Flower) 3 litre pots
5. Trachelospermum (Star Jasmin)
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We've got about 8 of them! 🙂

Hi with regards to the frost can you recommend anything affordable that can protect them during the winter?

Donna if you have any left please could I buy a morning goly from you x

I’ve seen the plastic ‘greenhouses’ sorry cant remember what they’re called

Yea mine are just flowering and my ipamea the red version lovely ❤😘

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********* PLANT SALE! ********* Many of our perennials are now £ 6.00! So do pop down Tues - Sat from 10-4 and Sun 11-4, or find these plants on our website: www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product-category/perennials

1. Acanthus
2. Agastaches
3. Alchemilla
4. Artemisia absinthium
5. Asclepias
6. Asphodeline
7. Asters
8. Berkheya
9. Catmint
10. Campanulas
11. Cardoon
12. Centaurea
13. Coreopsis
14. Crambe
15. Foxgloves
16. Echinaceas
17. Echinopses
18. Eryngiums
19. Eupatoriums
20. Fennel
21. Fuchsias
22. Gaura
23. Geum
24. Hardy Geranium
25. Helianthus
26. Iris – Perry’s Blue
27. Knautica Macedonica
28. Kniphofia (Red hot Pokers)
29. Lamium
30. Leucanthemum
31. Liriopes
32. Lobelias
33. Lysimachias
34. Macleaya Microcarpa
35. Michaelmas Daisy
36. Evening Primrose
37. Persicaria
38. Phlomis
39. Physostegia
40. Potentilla
41. Prunella
42. Rudbekia
43. Salsify
44. Salvia
45. Saponaria Officinalis
46. Scabious
47. Sedum
48. Sidalcea
49. Solomon’s Seal
50. Stachys
51. Telekia
52. Thalictrum
53. Verbascum
54. Verbena
55. Lemon Verbena
56. Veronica
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********* PLANT SALE! ********* Many of our perennials are now £ 6.00! So do pop down Tues - Sat from 10-4 and Sun 11-4, or find these plants on our website: www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product-category/perennials 

1.     Acanthus
2. Agastaches
3. Alchemilla
4. Artemisia absinthium 
5. Asclepias
6. Asphodeline 
7. Asters
8. Berkheya 
9. Catmint
10. Campanulas
11. Cardoon
12. Centaurea 
13. Coreopsis
14. Crambe 
15. Foxgloves
16. Echinaceas
17. Echinopses
18. Eryngiums
19. Eupatoriums
20. Fennel
21. Fuchsias
22. Gaura
23. Geum
24. Hardy Geranium 
25. Helianthus 
26. Iris – Perry’s Blue
27. Knautica Macedonica
28. Kniphofia (Red hot Pokers)
29. Lamium 
30. Leucanthemum
31. Liriopes
32. Lobelias
33. Lysimachias
34. Macleaya Microcarpa
35. Michaelmas Daisy 
36. Evening Primrose
37. Persicaria 
38. Phlomis 
39. Physostegia
40. Potentilla 
41. Prunella 
42. Rudbekia
43. Salsify  
44. Salvia
45. Saponaria Officinalis
46. Scabious
47. Sedum 
48. Sidalcea 
49. Solomon’s Seal 
50. Stachys
51. Telekia
52. Thalictrum
53. Verbascum
54. Verbena 
55. Lemon Verbena
56. Veronica

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Do we have to pre-book a time slot, if we want to visit?

Can I reserve a few to pick up on Friday?

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Just delivered a lovely purple buddleia to Doris at Applegarth Park in Seasalter. Lots of lovely little gardens there. If anyone knows anyone there please let them know about us! ... See MoreSee Less

Loving these Erigeron Karvinskianus or Mexican Fleabane. They form a wide mat 15cm height 15cm wide, they like full sun, shelter and any soil. ... See MoreSee Less

Loving these Erigeron Karvinskianus or Mexican Fleabane. They form a wide mat 15cm height 15cm wide, they like full sun, shelter and any soil.

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Would think so yes but not shade all day

Do you think they ok in dry semi shade?

Ooh do you have these in stock?

See you soon 😁

Loving the Lobelias!!! Such vibrant colours and only £6.00 each now!!! ... See MoreSee Less

FLASH SALE!
We need to move on some stock, you need flowers for the insects in your gardens so ...
ALL PERENNIALS DOWN FROM £7.50 - £6.00!

Check our website www.enchantedgardenskent.com or pop in and see us.
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FLASH SALE!
We need to move on some stock, you need flowers for the insects in your gardens so ...
ALL PERENNIALS DOWN FROM £7.50 - £6.00!

Check our website www.enchantedgardenskent.com or pop in and see us.

It's with a heavy heart that we had to let Cherry go to sleep today. She will be sorely missed here at EG. A tiny cat with a huge meow, an exquisite palette and a great presence. Rest in peace darling. ... See MoreSee Less

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So sorry massive condolences and lots of love x

So sorry. All of us cat owners feel your sadness😿😿😿

Thinking of you all at EG Donna. Cherry looks a beautiful velvety presence. Sad to have to say farewell x

Sorry to hear about Cherry. X

Loads of condolences to you, Cherry looked like the most gorgeous girl.

Sorry to hear this . We had to do the same during lockdown. Our Betty was black and white as well .X

So sad saying goodbye ... sending a hug x

Oh I'm so sorry. Sending love xx

So sorry for your sad loss 💙xx

Oh bless her! RIP Cherry ❤️😢 xxx

So sorry to hear that. Sending love xx

Serenity x

Sorry to hear your sad news they are such great company may she rip xx

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Fascinating facts! • People in the UK spent an average £125 on their gardens during lockdown, favouring buying plants, fruit and veg and furniture.Those on furlough spent £189 sprucing up their garden and outdoor areas during lockdown. With millennials most likely to have young families, this money was often spent with their children in mind, with one in five (19%) saying they wanted to give their children an opportunity to play outside while the parks were closed. Millennials were also the most likely to state their garden improves their overall wellbeing (45%), compared to 39% nationwide

So keep it going! Come and visit us! We are open Tues -Sat 10-5, Sunday 11-4. Monday’s closed. www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk
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Fascinating facts! • People in the UK spent an average £125 on their gardens during lockdown, favouring buying plants, fruit and veg and furniture.Those on furlough spent £189 sprucing up their garden and outdoor areas during lockdown. With millennials most likely to have young families, this money was often spent with their children in mind, with one in five (19%) saying they wanted to give their children an opportunity to play outside while the parks were closed. Millennials were also the most likely to state their garden improves their overall wellbeing (45%), compared to 39% nationwide 

So keep it going! Come and visit us! We are open Tues -Sat 10-5,  Sunday 11-4. Monday’s closed. www.enchantedgardenskent.co.ukImage attachmentImage attachment

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I’ve definitely spent buckets! And loving my garden. 😃

The lobelias are just starting to flower.
All our lobelias will thrive in moist conditions in full or half sun, but they will tolerate drier conditions.
Queen Victoria: red foliage and scarlet flowers.
Vedrariensis: green foliage, vibrant purple blooms.
Cardinalis: upright green foliage, tall scarlet red flowers.
Monet’s Moments: green foliage, rich pink flower.
Blue Selection: stout foliage, pale blue foliage.
Beware the milky sap of some lobelias can be a skin irritant.
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The lobelias are just starting to flower.
All our lobelias will thrive in moist conditions in full or half sun, but they will tolerate drier conditions.
Queen Victoria: red foliage and scarlet flowers.
Vedrariensis: green foliage, vibrant purple blooms.
Cardinalis: upright green foliage, tall scarlet red flowers.
Monet’s Moments: green foliage, rich pink flower.
Blue Selection: stout foliage, pale blue foliage.
Beware the milky sap of some lobelias can be a skin irritant.

Our pond Lilly’s are looking marvellous right now. ... See MoreSee Less

Our pond Lilly’s are looking marvellous right now.

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Beautiful xxx I saw a frog in the garden for the first time on Sunday!!! Just recently installed a pond...🐸

Helen just got home to this lovely little thing. It’s a thank you from the wonderful Julie Alice Chappell who makes them out of old mobiles and circuit boards. She is on Etsy as DewLeaf! It’s all beautifully upcycled, just what we like at EG and a big insect theme! ... See MoreSee Less

Helen just got home to this lovely little thing. It’s a thank you from the wonderful Julie Alice Chappell who makes them out of old mobiles and circuit boards. She is on Etsy as DewLeaf! It’s all beautifully upcycled, just what we like at EG and a big insect theme!

Kniphofia Banana Popsicle, or red hot pokers for most of us. Aren’t they wonderful? They are in full sun here but they actually like pond edges or moist conditions. ... See MoreSee Less

Kniphofia Banana Popsicle, or red hot pokers for most of us. Aren’t they wonderful? They are in full sun here but they actually like pond edges or moist conditions.

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Moist conditions explains why they haven't survived in my garden 😓.

Yes piers gavaston got one off those 😁

Pow!

Although we have had a lot of interest in the yoga & meditation sessions, we have had no bookings. We will postphone these until next year when hopefully we are all feeling a bit more safe. With love Helen, Donna & Robin. ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to Lenny Guida at Jewson Whitstable for donating us this lovely slate. We hope to be able to make some permanent plant labels out of them so our lovely visitors know what some of our more unusual specimens are. ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to Lenny Guida at Jewson Whitstable for donating us this lovely slate. We hope to be able to make some permanent plant labels out of them so our lovely visitors know what some of our more unusual specimens are.

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No problem, glad we could help 👍

Cardoon - an edible globe artichoke from the Cynara Scolymus Group.

“Cynara” is providing a dramatic impact, this giant purple thistle with flowers the size of a football, growing 6/8 feet tall with sensational large serrated silver-grey leaves. Over the years, I have learnt that the old ragetty bottom leaves should not be removed as they “sit and balance” on them, they provide support for this heavyweight plant. When taking the photographs of this lovely giant it seemed as though the insects were completely drunk! and unable to leave.
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Cardoon - an edible globe artichoke from the Cynara Scolymus Group. 

“Cynara” is providing a dramatic impact, this giant purple thistle with flowers the size of a football, growing 6/8 feet tall with sensational large serrated silver-grey leaves. Over the years, I have learnt that the old ragetty bottom leaves should not be removed as they “sit and balance” on them, they provide support for this heavyweight plant. When taking the photographs of this lovely giant it seemed as though the insects were completely drunk! and unable to leave.Image attachmentImage attachment

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One of my must-haves if I had a big garden. (And I'd still cut off some tatty lower leaves!)

Check out these amazing Cardoons! We've got lots in the garden. Come and have a look! www.enchantedgardenskent.co.uk/product/cardoon-cynara-cardunculus ... See MoreSee Less

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Dear lovely customers and volunteers, ADVANCE WARNING, Helen and I will be away the week commencing Saturday 8th August -Monday August 17th so EG will be CLOSED, but we are open again Tuesday 18th August. ... See MoreSee Less

Dear lovely customers and volunteers, ADVANCE WARNING, Helen and I will be away the week commencing Saturday 8th August -Monday August 17th so EG will be CLOSED, but we are open again Tuesday 18th August.

Scabious Ritz Blue. It looks so much better in its native habitat, chalk grassland, than in our pots at EG waiting for their forever homes.
If you want yours to look like this think crap soil, full sun, free draining and don’t be too nice to it!!
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**************** Hot Green News!!! ****************

‘Ministers will today unveil a £4million fund for doctors to prescribe patients a walk in the countryside. The money is to fund a trial of "#greenprescribing", where patients are told to spend time in nature!

Environment Secretary George Eustice will announce money for a trial of “green prescribing”, where people are told to spend time among nature as part of efforts to boost physical and mental health. The Environment Department said: “If successful, this will be scaled up ac...ross the country, making full use of our National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so we can ease the burden on our whole NHS. “We know that people benefit both physically and mentally from being in nature. “These pilots will help us to understand how best to connect people, especially those hit hardest by Covid-19, with the beautiful British countryside.”’

We would love to have this here at EG!! Whitstable Medical Practice
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**************** Hot Green News!!! ****************

‘Ministers will today unveil a £4million fund for doctors to prescribe patients a walk in the countryside. The money is to fund a trial of #greenprescribing, where patients are told to spend time in nature! 

Environment Secretary George Eustice will announce money for a trial of “green prescribing”, where people are told to spend time among nature as part of efforts to boost physical and mental health. The Environment Department said: “If successful, this will be scaled up ac...ross the country, making full use of our National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so we can ease the burden on our whole NHS. “We know that people benefit both physically and mentally from being in nature. “These pilots will help us to understand how best to connect people, especially those hit hardest by Covid-19, with the beautiful British countryside.”’ 

We would love to have this here at EG!! Whitstable Medical Practice

"Just had a lovely afternoon with my daughter & grandson at the Enchanted Gardens. We strolled around the different parts of the garden, enjoying all the pretty flowers & the many bees & butterflies they attract. Donna was most welcoming, her enthusiasm is infectious, it was a pleasure to talk with someone so knowledgeable about her subject. Plants grown on site for sale, helpful leaflets about the bees & butterflies (my grandson enjoyed ticking them off as he spotted them) & tea & scrumptious vegan cakes served in a shady spot in the garden. My kind of day, thank you! We’ll be back...." “#greenprescribingWhitstable Medical Practice

This wonderful feedback was received from one of our visitors, Claire Rutland.

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Beautiful display of Clematis ‘Etoile Violette’. Sometimes simple is best. ... See MoreSee Less

Beautiful display of Clematis ‘Etoile Violette’. Sometimes simple is best.

Chris Packham is urging wildlife lovers to take part in the world’s largest insect citizen science survey to help assess the health of our environment. #ButterflyCount

Download the free app or printable ID chart today!
www.bigbutterflycount.org
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Chris Packham is urging wildlife lovers to take part in the world’s largest insect citizen science survey to help assess the health of our environment. #ButterflyCount

Download the free app or printable ID chart today!
www.bigbutterflycount.org

Our 5 Senses Walk this Sunday will be a bit like that! To register go to: simonpollard.uk/events/5-senses-walk - £ 35 ... See MoreSee Less

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Enchanted Gardens Kent

We had a fabulous day at Enchanted Gardens today, making up five lovely troughs for The Refectory Kitchen & Terrace in St Dunstans. Thanks Dan Grimwood and Sophie!

Canterbury, Kent Canterbury Residents Group
Plants used:
Self-heal
Fennel,
variety of thymes,
variety of mints,
Tomatoes,
Correopsis,
Sages,
verbenas
Agastaches,
Onions,
Eryngium blue hobbit
White lavenders ...I think thats it.
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We had a fabulous day at Enchanted Gardens today, making up five lovely troughs for The Refectory Kitchen & Terrace in St Dunstans. Thanks Dan Grimwood and Sophie! 

Canterbury, Kent Canterbury Residents Group
Plants used:
Self-heal
Fennel,
variety of thymes,
variety of mints,
Tomatoes,
Correopsis,
Sages,
verbenas
Agastaches,
Onions,
Eryngium blue hobbit
White lavenders ...I think thats it.Image attachmentImage attachment

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They look lovely , what did you plant in them ?? X

Edible things, scented things, herbs think traditional cottage garden/monastic Refectory garden

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Lysimachia Clethorides (I know it sounds like a nasty infection) but its common name is Gooseneck loosestrife, so much better and you can see why 'gooseneck' can't you with the lovely white droopy flower heads! Its a fast growing clump forming perennial, up to 1m tall. It's deciduous, so (looses its leaves), cut down old stems in the Spring ready for new growth. It grows anywhere, in any soil, it just likes a little bit of shelter, so next to a fence or in a corner. We think they are lovely!

Here are the 3 varieties that we have in stock:
(apologies for originally posting the wrong website link, its now corrected)

1.Lysimachia – Cletheroides (Gooseneck Loosestrife)
2.Lysimachia – Ephemerrum (Willow Leaved Loosestrife)
3.Lysimachia – Yunnanensis (Loosestrife)
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Lysimachia Clethorides (I know it sounds like a nasty infection) but its common name is Gooseneck loosestrife, so much better and you can see why gooseneck cant you with the lovely white droopy flower heads!  Its a fast growing clump forming perennial, up to 1m tall. Its deciduous, so (looses its leaves), cut down old stems in the Spring ready for new growth. It grows anywhere, in any soil, it just likes a little bit of shelter, so next to a fence or in a corner. We think they are lovely!

Here are the 3 varieties that we have in stock:
(apologies for originally posting the wrong website link, its now corrected)

1.Lysimachia – Cletheroides (Gooseneck Loosestrife)
2.Lysimachia – Ephemerrum (Willow Leaved Loosestrife)
3.Lysimachia – Yunnanensis (Loosestrife)

To book got to simonpollard.uk/events/5-senses-walkThe next Simon Pollard 5 Senses event is coming soon!

Sunday 19th July 2020. Starts 10am - £ 35 and includes a guided tour of Enchanted Gardens Kent, a free copy of '5 Senses' , food and a 'goody bag!' The walks conform to the current guidelines regarding Lockdown proceedures. Maximum numbers are 10, so if necessary, a waiting list will be established. Please email walks@simplelifeltd.co.uk for bookings, or further information.
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To book got to https://simonpollard.uk/events/5-senses-walk

Don't forget *************** THIS SUNDAY, 19TH JULY!

Simon Pollard's '#5senseswalk' You can book you place directly at simonpollard.uk/events/5-senses-walk Starts 10am £ 35. 10 people max. Please email him beforehand for more details.Simon Pollard's wonderful 5 Senses Walk is coming up on Sunday, 19th July! You can now book directly at simonpollard.uk/events/5-senses-walk to reserve your place. £ 35. 10 people max. Starts 10am.

We will venture out into our countryside, (the site is still to be confirmed - either #VictoryWood or #WraikHill Nature reserve were the terrain is a little hilly) and experience it with more focus using our 5 Senses. Please email Simon at: walks@simplelifeltd.co.uk for the precise location.

We will be looking, listening, smelling, touching and often tasting the world with more focus than we usually allow ourselves. Finding peace at a pace we often don’t allow ourselves in this busy world.

The event includes a signed copy of the 5 Senses and a guided tour around Enchanted Gardens.
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Dont forget *************** THIS SUNDAY, 19TH JULY!

Simon Pollards #5SensesWalk You can book you place directly at https://simonpollard.uk/events/5-senses-walk Starts 10am £ 35. 10 people max.  Please email him beforehand for more details.

Patchwork #leaf_cutter #bees are one of our most common garden leaf-cutters. As their name suggests the females are known for cutting out sections of leaves which they use to build cells for their young to develop in. They are fascinating bees to watch and will happily make their homes in solitary #beehotels, such as the ones positioned in various sunny spots in our Wishing Well Garden (when we get a minute, lol, we are going to have a go at making these out of old pallets so they are affordable for all).
www.bumblebeeconservation.org/patchworkleafcutterbee/
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Patchwork #Leaf_cutter #bees are one of our most common garden leaf-cutters. As their name suggests the females are known for cutting out sections of leaves which they use to build cells for their young to develop in. They are fascinating bees to watch and will happily make their homes in solitary #beehotels, such as the ones positioned in various sunny spots in our Wishing Well Garden (when we get a minute, lol, we are going to have a go at making these out of old pallets so they are affordable for all).
www.bumblebeeconservation.org/patchworkleafcutterbee/Image attachmentImage attachment

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Thank you everyone for the fantastic response to Helen's plea for volunteers. Thank you for those who have helped so far and for those who have yet to start! ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you everyone for the fantastic response to Helens plea for volunteers. Thank you for those who have helped so far and for those who have yet to start!

Butterflies on our Buddleia these are Red Admirals.
Red Admiral adults eat tree sap and bird poo (yuck).
Their caterpillars eat nettles, so make sure to leave a little patch for them!
They migrate from North Africa and Europe to the UK in the early Spring, by the time they get here, they are REALLY hungry and they need nectar rich plants like buddleia, red valerian, verbena, sedum, hebe, wild marjoram, common knapweed, hemoagrimony, scabious and Erysimumm 'bowles mauve'- all of which we stock except the hebes.
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Butterflies on our Buddleia these are Red Admirals.
Red Admiral adults eat tree sap and bird poo (yuck).
Their caterpillars eat nettles, so make sure to leave a little patch for them!
They migrate from North Africa and Europe to the UK in the early Spring, by the time they get here, they are REALLY hungry and they need nectar rich plants like buddleia, red valerian, verbena, sedum, hebe, wild marjoram, common knapweed, hemoagrimony, scabious and Erysimumm bowles mauve- all of which we stock except the hebes.

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Couldn't find my phone quick enough! I counted 5 Peacock Butterflies this afternoon - what a haven for them.

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