With all the sunshine we have been enjoying, I was hoping that I would have butterflies visiting my garden. Up to last week, I hadn't seen any at all. However, with the sun and my (supposedly) dwarf buddleia in full flower and smelling wonderful, the butterflies have started to appear. Above is a peacock butterfly, which was a little camera shy initially, but eventually it showed its lovely wing patterns.
Here is a small tortoiseshell butterfly, which seemed much happier to be in my photos.
I particularly like the blue patterns around its wings.
The buddleia is in a small tub and was one of the 'Buzz' series - magenta, I think. It is supposed to be a dwarf variety and while it is not as big as some, it is not really a dwarf as it is about 5 and a half feet tall. It is a lovely plant though, with a honey scent and if it continues to attract butterflies, it definitely deserves its place in the garden.
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