Bushes

Bushes are great for wildlife gardens. They can be kept small if you prune them each year and some of them have lots of flowers for insects to find nectar in the summer. These flowers then turn into brightly coloured berries to make your garden attractive from autumn through winter whilst supplying a valuable source of food for your garden and wild winter visiting birds all through the winter. Bushes come in many varieties so be sure to select those which attract birds and insects. Buddleia is fantastic for attracting butterflies and other insects. It has large cone shaped blooms made up of lots of smaller flowers and comes in a few different colours. It can take up a lot of space if left to its own devices so must be pruned dramatically at the end of each season. Watch a video of a peacock butterfly on a buddleia at the bottom of this page.