June 18, 2011

Insect hotels for 2,000 insects living next to you

Do you know that an average garden could hold over 2,000 different species of insect?
This makes clear now, that home gardens are not only ours.Majority of the insects living next to us are beneficial - many of them help us control the pests.  

So, she was thinking, that providing the right habitats called insect hotels we can greatly increase the number of beneficial insects in our garden.

She was enchanted by insect hotel she spotted at Chelsea last week in the B&Q show garden, awarded with gold medal.  As far as the information says, this was the tallest construction at Chelsea ever.
Keep an eye on this. This wonderful 40 insect hotels were made by Challock Youth Club and Time Youth Club in Ashford Kent/UK.  





10 comments:

Nicole said...

Quite cool and attractive insect hotel LOL.

Creations and Inspirations said...

What insect Hotels?! I love it how awesome and funny! Great photos :)

ZZ said...

Very interesting.

Are there insects living there now or is the hotel set up and ready for them to move in?

Ewa said...

ZZ, it was ready for insects to move in :)

ZZ said...

Oh..okay. Neat.

Robin Horton/Urban Gardens said...

These are nicer than many condos for people! Nice share!

Donna said...

fascinating...I would love to explore that even more

Jim/ArtofGardening said...

I was there too and will post about it (eventually). I wish I'd known you were there -- I'd have loved to have met you for a drink! We were there on that Friday only.

I love the bug hotels. They looked as much like contemporary art as practical bug hideaways.

Kathryn/plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.com said...

It's fantastic! Charming, interesting, intriguing! Hmmm. This deserves further thought, for sure! Thank you for sharing!

Gail said...

I love it! What a great idea. gail

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