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    Quote Originally Posted by farendwoman View Post
    Incidentally what sort of butterflies will these turn in to???
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    Answered my own question .... common tortoiseshell butterflies.
    All have been rehomed in a patch of nettles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by farendwoman View Post
    Incidentally what sort of butterflies will these turn in to???

    Answered my own question .... common tortoiseshell butterflies.
    All have been rehomed in a patch of nettles.
    I'm not convinced by your identification. What plant did you find them on?
    It's not that important, obviously, if they don't like nettles they will go for a walk till they find their food plant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin H View Post
    I'm not convinced by your identification. What plant did you find them on?
    It's not that important, obviously, if they don't like nettles they will go for a walk till they find their food plant.
    Thanks for the reply .....
    They were all over a patch of cleomes.
    And were ignoring everything around them like achillea, zinnias, rudbeckia.
    I thought I’d done them (and the cleomes) a favour by moving them to nettles.
    I was pretty pleased with myself when they seemed to match the picture of the comma caterpillar.
    However, I am now suspecting that they might be cabbage white ......is that what you thought, Martin?
    Not to worry - all butterflies are welcome in my garden.

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    Depending on the weather there may be some add-ons, but my definites for this year are aquilegia 'Clementine Red', pilosella aurantiaca, cineraria cirrus, welsh poppy and a pinch of alstroemeria 'Red Beauty' - everything I've read about growing alstroemeria from seed make it sound impossible, so there's a challenge!

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    Quote Originally Posted by farendwoman View Post
    Thanks for the reply .....
    They were all over a patch of cleomes.
    And were ignoring everything around them like achillea, zinnias, rudbeckia.
    I thought I’d done them (and the cleomes) a favour by moving them to nettles.
    I was pretty pleased with myself when they seemed to match the picture of the comma caterpillar.
    However, I am now suspecting that they might be cabbage white ......is that what you thought, Martin?
    Not to worry - all butterflies are welcome in my garden.
    Yes, I thought they might be cabbage whites. Cleomes are in the brassica family so it seems possible they could live on that, just as they were happy on my watercress this year. Like you I'm happy to see butterflies in my garden so I left them to it.
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    I hope to have some of the following if there’s a gap in the list?
    Verbena Bonariensis
    Calendula yellow and orange
    I have Sweet William too but realise they are F1...
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    Quote Originally Posted by muckdiva View Post
    I hope to have some of the following if there’s a gap in the list?
    Verbena Bonariensis
    Calendula yellow and orange
    I have Sweet William too but realise they are F1...

    Sorry.... you need to go through what other people are saving first?

    I think Kitty is saving Calendula?
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    Sorry.... you need to go through what other people are saving first?

    I think Kitty is saving Calendula?
    Will do
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