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Some Interesting facts about your Garden
Butterflies have taste sensors on their feet so they can decide where to lay eggs. They look for leaves their caterpillars can eat but most butterflies can’t bite so they rely on tasting with their feet.
Although stinging nettles are loathed by many gardeners, they are invaluable to wildlife, especially butterflies. Nettles support many inspect species, which will attract birds and other wildlife into your garden.
A large tree can drink up to 100 gallons of water each day, which makes it important to plan where to plant trees in your garden.
Not only do trees provide shade in the garden, but they can also lower the temperature by evaporating water from their leaves.
Pears, apples, peaches, apricots, almonds and strawberries are all members of the rose family, as are many other popular fruits.
The head of a sunflower is made up of hundreds small individual flowers. These become seeds when they ripen.
If you plant an oak seedling you may have to wait a while until they start to produce acorns. This usually doesn’t happen until they are around 50 years old.
If you notice bees disappearing from your garden, it may be because it’s going to rain. They are sensitive to increases in humidity and return to their hives for protection.
You may think of it as a green plant that needs frequent mowing, but grass has been around for a long time. One species of seagrass is believed to have been around for 200,000 years.
One of the reasons grass grows so quickly is because it grows from the base. This is an evolution that allows it to regrow when it is grazed or mown.