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  • #39977

    Anonymous

    I would like to start a butterfly garden using seeds bought from this site. Any tips or advice would be appreciated.

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  • #48793

    Dane Keriboi Hawker
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    Yeah I will do a few cosmos and Mexican sunflowers

    #48784

    Jacqui
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    Dane, cosmos is another great annual.

    #48769

    Dane Keriboi Hawker
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    I am moving into a new place soon and will be doing a massive garden. Going to do many hebes especially hebe speciosa as the butterflies love them at work. Will do zinnias as well as they were really good last summer.

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    Anonymous

    We have bought our first house and I will be starting up 2 new gardens from lawn. I plan to start from seed and things I have experience with, echinacea, swan plants, allysum, easy to access wildflowers. Over time I will be planting more perennials and shrubs as finances allow. I have found this site and am keen to use seed from here where appropriate. I would love any advice and/or tips with design, I will be focusing one garden on wildlife, bees and butterflies. I am open to using nettles but will need to be very careful as we have a toddler. Good in a hanging pot apparently? I would love to do the course, but it will need to be later.

    Thanks, and have a great day.

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    Jacqui
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    Another thought: We have a Create Butterfly Habitat Course starting on 1 September. We get excellent feedback from the people who have completed it, so you might like to think about doing that. More information here:

    Butterfly Gardening/Habitat Course

    #39978

    Jacqui
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    Hi Michele

    What sort of tips would you like? What sort of butterflies do you hope to attract? How big is your garden?

    If you can be a little bit more specific as to the information you require it would help us. Also, the tips you need for a garden in Southland will differ to what you need to know for plantings in the Far North, so if you could tell us which climatic zone you are in it will be helpful.

    Asclepias incarnata is more suitable for planting in frosty, cooler areas. A. curassavica for semit-tropical areas.

    Cheers

    Jacqui

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