You can never have enough Butterflies gracing your garden with their presence - I don't think I'd really ever appreciated all the many insects that go towards making a garden a more interesting place to be - aside of all the beautiful plants of course!! Some of these insects are what actually enable some of the plants to exist in the first place by protecting them against pests that will strip them of their leaves or even worse eat them down to nothing!
I recently read a posting by someone on one of the expat websites in France stressing the shortage of butterflies over here this year... not the case in our own garden - you only need to walk passed the Marjoram and a whole host of them fly off - this is one of their favorite spots - along with the Echinops (round blue thistle type flowers), and the Limonium (Sea Lavender).
Quite how many butterflies can you get on one flower!?
Another Gatekeeper on the brambles.
A Comma butterfly enjoying the Common Sea Lavender.
Then I discovered what looked like tiny moths on the Tansy - again would be very interested if anyone knows what these are.
And finally what I think is a Poplar Admiral - again would love confirmation on this one too.