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Joel’s Butterfly Packs – WYG Special!

This special pack recommended by Joel contains the following species, either as a pack of 3 or 5 x 9cm pots, ready for planting straight into your garden.

Pack of 3 - Lesser Knapweed, Birds-foot Trefoil, Red Campion

Pack of 5 - 1 x Lesser Knapweed, 1 x Birds-foot Trefoil, 1 x Red Campion, 1 x Marjoram, 1 x Greater Knapweed

Pack of 7 - 2 x Lesser Knapweed, 2 x Birds-foot Trefoil, 1 x Red Campion, 1 x Marjoram, 1 x Greater Knapweed  

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For a little more information on each of Joel’s recommended species, please read as follows…

Lesser Knapweed

Common, Black or Lesser Knapweed, Thistle-like purple flowers, looks good with ox-eye daisies.

Common/Lesser Knapweed

 

Marjoram

Aromatic perennial with masses of dark purple buds turning to paler flowers, a good butterfly plant. This small white or purple-flowered perennial is commonly called oregano. It is a widely used herb in Greek and Italian cuisine and is often used in tomato dishes, salads and with grilled meats, together with basil.

Wild Marjoram

 

Birdsfoot Trefoil

Eggs and Bacon’ Lovely clusters of yellow/orange pea-like flowers. The name ‘bird’s foot’ refers to the appearance of the seed pods on their stalk. The flowers are used mainly as a sedative and for other aspects of the nervous and cardiac systems. They have an antispasmodic effect on the digestive tract. In the Sannio region, Italy, the diluted infusions were used to calm anxiety, insomnia and exhaustion.

Birdsfoot Trefoil

 

Red Campion

Can also be known as Red Catchfly, a plant which can grow to around 1m tall, red campion fills woodlands and roadside verges with a warming dash of pink colour during the spring and summer. A lovely specimen to also brighten hedgerows, meadows and shady spots in the garden. Bright rose-pink flowers.

Red Campion

 

Greater Knapweed

A lovely plant with large, raggy, purple flowers, looks good with scabious, ox-eye daisy and musk mallow.Flowering for weeks on end in high summer and on into autumn.  Not only attractive to butterflies, bees and insects but finches will make the most of the seed heads when the flowers have finally finished. Silver-washed Fritillary shown opposite enjoying this vital wildflower.

Greater Knapweed

 

 

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