Saturday, 9 August 2014

My Sunday Photo ~ Caterpillars

I love my garden and I love Butterflies.
 But the caterpillars drive me nuts, they can destroy plants in a matter of hours.


My solution to this problem is to plant sacrificial plants, the plan is the Butterflies lay their eggs there, instead of on the plants I want to keep, on the whole this works very well.


My sacrificial plant of choice is the Nestertion (Not sure of spelling, and that doesn't look right) it works very well, my Cauliflower and Broccoli are free to grow in peace, whilst they gobble up the Nestertions, all I need to do now is figure out a way to deal with those pesky Slugs and Snails.

We also have a Toad that likes to visit, you can read about him on The Dogs Blog.




13 comments:

  1. Oh wow! I rarely see caterpillars and you have a plant just for them! Lovely picture, so clear #mysundayphoto x

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    1. Thanks Joanna, I took it with my mobile phone and very pleased with the camera on it x

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  2. What a great idea! I like butterflies too

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  3. What a fab tip, I did't know they liked Nasturtiums that much, and the photos are fab too! Xxx

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  4. Caterpillars this year seem to have destroyed our garden too. Love taking photos of them though

    Thank you for linking up

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  5. Excellent idea, it really is a pain in the bum when your hard work is munched away

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  6. I'm not plagued by caterpillars but the snails and slugs are driving me crazy!
    I'm trying to attract more blackbirds into the garden as they love to eat them... I'll let you know how that works ;)
    Great photo's
    Enjoy your Sunday

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  7. Love the photo's, I agree though it is maddening when they eat their way through your plants! #mysundayphoto

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  8. Lots of cabbage white butterfly caterpillars here too and I must admit to have taken to daily squashing. Interestingly the caterpillars never seem to touch my nasturtiums but they finished off a few of my broccoli plants :(

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  9. Furry little plant destroying suckers! They look lovely but it's areal love hate thing!

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  10. Snails are so weird! I have potted plants on my terrace and no access there for them to use and yet they are there! #mysundayphoto

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  11. Great post. Smart idea. I don't have a garden anymore but maybe someday. I'll visit you and get some good ideas!
    I am following you now! Thanks for sharing this.

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