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.
What a fantastic example of a bug hotel, this looks amazing! Why not try your hand and create a multi-storey hotel that's full of all sorts of natural materials, providing hidey-holes for creatures galore. Safe hideaways can be hard for wildlife to find in some gardens, and what better use for all your garden waste and odds and ends?
A garden photographers reflection on the show gardens at RHS Tatton Park show 2012
Checking into a hotel for a holiday vacation? Beware the potential bed bugs. Hotels and motels can be hotspots for infestations of the small reddish-brown insects, who can hitch a ride on luggage and clothing and live happily in a hotel bed. If these bloodsuckers get into your luggage and travel home with you, that can cause a tough-to-beat infestation. Here are five steps that will help you avoid a bed bug encounter during your vacation.