Insects on the ice plant

We have a beautiful ice plant, which is a type of sedum, that has just come into flower.  It is amazing to see the insects attracted to these flowers, all sorts of buzzy things and butterflies.

butterfly on the ice plant

The buddleia seems to attract the butterflies more and the sedum the bees.

bees and other flying insects on the sedum

Our ice plant is currently in a pot in the front garden, but really should go ito the ground when the back garden is sorted out, so that is can spread and we can divide it.  The buddleia is in the front garden too and will need to be dug up and moved when we do the renovations to the pump house.

Peacock butterfly on the Buddleia

I should like to grow more plants that attract bees and butterflies, I think it is so important, so next year I shall have a new flower bed in the back garden that I will plant with insect attracting flowers.

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7 Comments »

  1. Charlton Estate Trust said

    I’ve taken notes for next year and my bees! thank-you

    • My husband keeps bees too, so we are trying to be more aware of what plants bees like

      • Charlton Estate Trust said

        You have a great site!

      • Thanks, I shall look at yours more tomorrow

      • Charlton Estate Trust said

        Bless you!

  2. southernheart1 said

    Beautiful pics of the butterflies!

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