Building a bug hotel or wildlife stack in your garden is a great way to attract beneficial insects and wildlife into your garden such as ladybirds, bumble bees, butterflies, frogs & toads. This will help to create a more diverse range of wildlife in your garden, help tackle those unwanted bugs in your garden and increase pollination. #homesfornature #diy
Keep mosquitoes away this summer with this DIY mosquito spray made of mouthwash, beer, and Epsom salt. Someone who tried this said this actually works well. Keep some in a spritz bottle under a chair or table for reapplications.
image from buzzy bee girl (a great blog about bees) Bees are on the decline, particularly honey bees. Without bees and other pollinators, every gardener knows that plants just won’t do what they are meant to. This summer, I noticed in my own garden the proliferation of squash blossoms that never became zucchini and pumpkins, …
Add an insect house to your garden to provide nesting sites for solitary bees and insects. Make your own but ensure it has a waterproof roof, or invest in a bespoke bee hotel such as the Big Insect Biome, £59.99 (wildlifeworld.co.uk).