Help butterflies with a pot for pollinators

Do you have a garden?  How big is it? 

If you have just one square metre, you can help butterflies by creating a pot for pollinators.  All you have to do is to plant flowers in a pot that are butterfly friendly and - bingo - you've got a pot for pollinators!  It's a win-win -butterflies enjoy your pot of flowers and you can enjoy watching the butterflies and the flowers.  

Butterfly friendly plants/flowers you could - well, plant...in your garden...include...

  • Buddleia (The butterfly bush).  They can't half grow - we've got one and it's now about 5 feet high.  
  • Verbena bonariensis.   These go up to a metre tall with lilac-purple flowers from August to October.  
  • Lavender.  Beautiful! 
  • Perennial Wallflower (Bowles Mauve).  Sweet-scented purple flowers from April all through the summer.  
  • Marjoram (Oregano). 

And Suttons Seeds has ideas of plants you can put into containers - including syringa, salvia, gerbera, sweet william, cosmos and lots more.   There are lots you can plant in a pot to fill your garden with colour and flowers and butterflies and bees - go potty!

 

Help butterflies with a pot of butterfly friendly plants or flowers

Butterfly friendly plants you can grow in a container from Suttons Seeds

Go to Butterfly Conservation for more information

And there's more you can do, too. Butterfly Conservation and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust have joined forces to change the fate of pollinators in crisis. Join them, and Dr Amir Khan, to help save them. Join Insect A&E and become a  nature doctor with Dr Amir Khan.  Which means basically creating an insect A&E in your garden! 


Find out more here