• DIY project: Build a ‘Bug Hotel' to attract beneficial insects

    3 monthes ago - By NZ Life & Leisure

    Beneficial insects are essential for any garden and bugs will naturally find a home under leaves, bark, stacked wood or within your garden beds. Words: Julie Legg A ‘bug hotel' is an enjoyable way to celebrate your garden helpers, a fun family project and instant garden art. Using natural materials work best, replicating a natural environment for ladybirds, slaters, bees, butterflies and other creepy crawlies. The shelter can be made from upcycling a small wooden drawer, an old letter box or a wooden wine or gift crate, as this project had opted to do. Other insect hotels can be housed in...
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