Whether you get them from a garden centre, grow them from seed, or buy them from a supermarket, you can brighten up your own meals and provide a feast for many different butterflies and moths. Here are four herbs to try in your Wild Space:
The leaves of this lovely, fragrant herb are eaten by caterpillars of the Burnished Brass moth, whilst the flowers provide nectar for butterflies such as the Common Blue and the Brimstone.
Not only are the flowers a good source of nectar; mint leaves are (unsurprisingly!) enjoyed by the caterpillars of the Mint Moth.
These small members of the onion family produce compact flowerheads in the early summer, each with many tiny flowers that contain nectar for visiting pollinators.
The purple flowers of this aromatic shrub are also good nectar sources when they flower in spring and summer.