Thursday, 4 February 2016

Bugs Paradise

Ever wondered what to do with those hollow prunings?  We've recently pruned our Pheasant Berry shrub (Leycesteria formosa) the stems of which are hollow.  These will provide an ideal habitat for little critters to shelter in.  We have started to bundle the prunings together and will use them to form bug hotels.  So, not only will the shrub look better this coming year - it has wonderful flowers followed by berries - but will be helping biodiversity on the allotment.  Lets hope some beneficial insects take up residence!

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