Veteran television presenter Sir David Attenborough has advised green fingered Brits up and down the country to cultivate nettles in order to lend some much-needed support to the nation's dwindling butterfly population.
Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, the expert said the creatures are at serious risk of being wiped out by the unusual amount of wet weather that has been plaguing the country lately.
Butterflies cannot fly when it is raining, so they struggle to breed in these conditions.
"In my youth I remember 50 red admirals and tortoiseshells on a butterfly bush now I am lucky if I see one," Sir David remarked.
They are not the only ones that are under threat from the unseasonably wet conditions, as bees are also having difficulties coping.
Adrian Thomas of the RSPB noted in a blog post for the charity, underlined the importance of planting a wide variety of blooms in order to attract bees to the garden and create a positive environment for them.