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?
This listing is for one 8.5 X 11 digital sheet with 1 image of a bee. Actual image size is about 7.5 X 6.5 on a 300 dpi jpeg file. This image looks vintage and might have some gaps in it when printed. Our images work best on bright fabrics. This is an INSTANT DOWNLOAD: once payment is made, you will instantly receive a link to one JPG file and one PNG file for you to download. The download page is accessible from the Receipt once payment has been confirmed via the Files Ready to Download…
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).
Greater Knapweed - Centaurea scabies is big and showy, like a cross between a cornflower and a thistle, with whiskery petals in a whorl. It is a valuable nectar source for insects and a favourite flower of butterflies, including the Marbled White and Dark Green Fritillary. It also has therapeutic properties, and was once used in skin ointments to heal wounds and infections. Centaurea scabiosa is a truly outstanding wild flower which outshines many cultivated plants.