Sunday, 28 December 2014

My Christmas present to the bugs in my garden.............. their own Bug Hotels

I have bought a couple of "Bug Hotels".... a Christmas present to my garden.

They will hopefully provide shelter for butterflies, lacewings, solitary bees, spiders and ladybirds.

A home for the insects I need to pollinate my garden and keep it aphid free.
Time will tell if it's money well spent... watch this space.

Our World Tuesday

23 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

nice of you to provide first-class accommodations.

Bob Bushell said...

Nice one Andrew.

Michelle said...

I hope it works out well.

Bethany Carson said...

That's a neat idea! I had never heard of a bug hotel before!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It's first-class lodging at your patch! I think it will work and the word will get out -- the insects will soon be standing (er, flying) in line to get the best room.

Brian King said...

How cool! I've never heard of a bug hotel! I hope it works out.

Laloofah said...

What a lovely thing to do for the insect visitors to your garden! I'm sure both hotels will host many satisfied guests who will generate a lot of buzz (sorry, couldn't resist). :-) I wonder if you'll find that one design is preferred over the other, or if they're equally used and appreciated.

Happy New Year!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I have never heard of such a thing. It will be interesting to see how it works for you and the birds.

Margaret Adamson said...

Well your bugs have certainly got a 5 star hotel to reside in.

The Furry Gnome said...

We saw a lot of those in the UK this summer. I must get or build one one here.

Pantherka said...

This is a very nice Andrew.

mick said...

Very interesting and I hope it works out well for everything!

eileeninmd said...

Nice bug hotels...they will attract the bugs and the bugs will attract the birds. I wish you and your family a very happy, healthy New Year!

EG CameraGirl said...

A great idea!

Sylvia K said...

What a great idea indeed!! Makes for very happy bug and happy birds as well!! Hope you and your family have a wonderful and very Happy New Year!!

Daniel LaFrance said...

Fancy digs for your guests! It may take more than seasonal circle. It took a bit of trial and error for our bat box to attract occupants.

Karen Hayward-King said...

What a great idea ... Will have to check out where I can find some around here.

ladyfi said...

Cute hotels!

Adam Jones said...

Hope you now get lots of bugs in their new home.

Fun60 said...

Very attractive accommodation. Are you going to advertise locally or try to attract more worldwide visitors?

Phil Slade said...

I look forward to reading the first Trip Adviser review Andrew. It's a lovely idea and all you need now is a brand new pink bird feeder to make your garden perfect.

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Bought one for the folks garden! Hope it does the trick.

Marie said...

Hope this works well for you! I look forward to any photos you may get!