Bee hotel open
IT’S WILD About Gardens Week and there’s no better way to celebrate than to find new ways to get your garden buzzing with local wildlife this autumn.
As well as building inviting domiciles for critters you can also try something simple to make managing your garden a little easier.
As the evenings draw in, lone bees and bugs seek-out spots to rest for the forthcoming winter months. You can offer them a place to stay, and have a front-row seat when they begin to emerge in spring, by building your own bug hotel.
A simple one is a wooden box the size of a small bird house with some hollow plant stems to pack into it, leaving the openings on the outside for new residents.
Or you could build a five-star version, as pictured, with pallets, old garden pots and bamboo can
If building a hotel isn’t an option, why not invite wildlife to camp out in your garden by simply using what you already have and start a compost heap?
As well as providing another place for local wildlife to stay warm and cosy, you’ll be turning waste from your kitchen into nutritious food for your garden.
Five-star accommodation: A giant bug hotel made from old palettes, bricks and wooden boxes will attract a host of bugs to your garden