Bug motel

I helped my parents fell a rotten tree (pretty much pushed it over) in their garden the other day. Inside was this amazing collection of beetles and grubs, a feast for any nearby birds!

Welcome to the bug motel!

In an article about this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, I saw a photograph of an elaborate bug hotel consisting of different sizes of wood piled up in a wire frame.  It looked great and, more importantly, performed a valuable service. Bugs love an untidy garden.  So do I.  Piles of dead wood and leaves lying … Read more