Welcome To Plants For Wildlife

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Herbs are great for attracting a variety of insects in the garden, such as day-flying moths and hoverflies.

    * Angelica (Angelica spp)
    * Borage (Borago officinalis)
    * Catmint (Nepeta spp)
    * Chives (Allium shoenoprasam)
    * Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
    * Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)
    * Mint (Mentha spp)
    * Rosemary (Rosmarimus officinalis)
    * Thyme (Thymus spp)

Butterfly and moth larval food plants

We love to see butterflies, but we would not have them without their caterpillars. So why not try planting some of the following to help them out.

   * Alder buckthorn - brimstone butterfly
    * Birds foot trefoil - for dingy skipper butterflies and burnet moths
    * Common nettle - for red admiral, comma, peacock and small tortoiseshell butterflies
    * Cuckoo flower - for green-veined white butterfly
    * Garlic mustard - Orange tip butterfly
    * Grasses - speckled wood butterfly
    * Holly and ivy - holly blue butterfly
    * Rosebay willowherb - elephant hawkmoth
    * Thistles - painted lady butterfly