Saturday, 24 July 2010

cheap and cheerful candytuft

Attracting beneficial insects isn't expensive.

Here an old plastic pot has been planted with a Tesco plug plant fuchsia and then undersown with candytuft.

Place in a sunny position and:

  • honey bees
  • gatekeeper butterflies
  • wasps
  • carder bees
  • flies
  • three species of hoverfly
..... can be seen enjoying the food in the sunshine.

Quite a punch from such little effort. The dry spell we are enjoying has been good for insects.

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