July is the month when I hope to see a Small Skipper or Essex Skipper in my garden if I am very lucky; Hyssop is their plant. There may still be visits from Large Skipper butterflies at the start of this month while the Sweet Williams are flowering.
Small Tortoiseshells, Red Admiral, Painted Lady and Comma butterflies can be expected. Peacocks should turn up towards the end of the month. These are the butterflies that are typically found on Buddleia.
The Buddleia and Hyssop plants were beginning to flower at the start of July 2004. Verbena bonariensis, Field Scabious and French Marigolds were already flowering. These five are among my top six butterfly-attracting plants; more than 10 butterfly species feed on each of these plants.