If anyone would like a recommendation for a plant which will attract bees and butterflies to the garden, lavender is my call!
A small pot of English Lavender in the garden kept this little white butterfly busy for ages and I was able to watch with fascination and take lots of photographs for reference with my paintings. French lavender is amazing too and the bees seem particularly attracted to this. This little original watercolour which is available to purchase from my website is the basis of an idea for some larger paintings.
The painting is ideal for framing and has gorgeous purple, blue and pink hues - would look lovely in white or grey frame.
My pots of lavender are looking a little tired now and I'm thinking of planting them in the garden to make sure there the insects have lots to feed on next year. I know that buddleia is also popular with butterflies, so that might be the next addition to the garden.
Happy days x