Are the chrysalises in a clear pot with a lid? If so then they will be attached to a piece of paper inside the lid. When they have all formed you take the lid off, carefully remove the piece of paper with the chrysalises and pin it to the side of the net garden. Some of ours fell off but they all hatched anyway.
Thanks CheeseAlarm. I didn't realise there was a removable piece of paper on the lid. Sorry to be very needy but when you say pin it, do mean, a safety pin say or sewing pin and literally just pin it to the net side? It just sounds a bit awkward. Thanks again.,
Yes, pin with safety pin. Bit awkward but not impossible. Think one or two of ours didn't mke it the the top of the pot last year but they all still hatched. Think of them like newborns - they are tougher than you think
Ours ate most of the paper lid bit before turing into chrysalis's - nightmare. So when I came to take them out to pin into the net, it was like a paper doily. I ended up reinforcing it with selotape - then panicking that their wings would get stuck when they hatched - so covering the sticky bits with tissue. To top it all, they were due to hatch when we were on holiday, so had to give them to a friend to look after and they all hatched when we were away. Did love watching them go from caterpillers to chrysalis's though.