Bee ho­tel open

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - GREEN SPACES - Rooms to Rent at the Bee Ho­tel Com­post it, and they will come

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

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