Elba Insect Tower £14.95 (Postage £3.25 if order under £25) @ CJ Wild bird foods
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Elba Insect Tower £14.95 (Postage £3.25 if order under £25) @ CJ Wild bird foods

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Found 11th May 2016
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Was £24.95 now £14.95 + Postage £3.25 if order under £25

Insects are integral to achieving a balanced ecosystem in your garden. Species such as ladybirds and lacewings will help to control aphids, and bees deliver an essential pollination service. You can encourage a wide range of beneficial insects into your garden by providing nesting sites and refuges.

The different floors of this Insect Tower offer shelter for a variety of insect species. The tubes at the top are designed for solitary bees, such as Red Mason Bees, to lay their eggs. There is also a floor with vertical slots to encourage butterflies, a section that has openings for ladybirds and lacewings, and other insects will happily take refuge within the pine cones.

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Thanks you have just given me an idea for some offcuts of decking I had left over.http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/bugs/bee-smiley-emoticon.gif
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Use code UKTTDIS14 for 10% discount.
Don't just hang these from a tree, they need to be 4ft+ up on an East facing wall (morning sun)

I just used some old blocks of mahogany I had (the holes end up neater than pine) with loads of 4mm and 8mm holes in it. For the past few days it's been absolutely swarming with bees making their nests.

Looks alarming but they just get on with what they're doing. You just have to remember to close your mouth as you walk past.

Video of them in action:

tinypic.com/r/1…t/9

EDIT: Video looks a bit squashed, wide one is about 2ft wide by 6" tall, other one is about 1" tall. These have been up over the last two winters and provided shelter from all the rain.

Edited by: "Roger_Irrelevant" 12th May 2016
Ordered for my new garden along with some other bits! thank you OP.
mcbain

Ordered for my new garden along with some other bits! thank you OP.


Do you have a link for the new garden? Mine is looking a bit tired!
Roger_Irrelevant

Don't just hang these from a tree, they need to be 4ft+ up on an East … Don't just hang these from a tree, they need to be 4ft+ up on an East facing wall (morning sun)I just used some old blocks of mahogany I had (the holes end up neater than pine) with loads of 4mm and 8mm holes in it. For the past few days it's been absolutely swarming with bees making their nests. :)Looks alarming but they just get on with what they're doing. You just have to remember to close your mouth as you walk past. Video of them in action:http://tinypic.com/r/15widmt/9 EDIT: Video looks a bit squashed, wide one is about 2ft wide by 6" tall, other one is about 1" tall. These have been up over the last two winters and provided shelter from all the rain.



​ "You just have to remember to close your mouth as you walk past"

Too funny not to comment
I've heard of hanging out the odd bag of nuts etc. for the birds and squirrels but having a Hotel for insects oO,
How's one meant to sit out in their own garden at the best of times being pestered,
If a neighbour has one of these numbers
I can just see it now "Neighbours from Hell" on the horizon and me being filmed with a Flame Thrower (_;)
ScottishIndependence2018

I've heard of hanging out the odd bag of nuts etc. for the birds and … I've heard of hanging out the odd bag of nuts etc. for the birds and squirrels but having a Hotel for insects oO,How's one meant to sit out in their own garden at the best of times being pestered,If a neighbour has one of these numbersI can just see it now "Neighbours from Hell" on the horizon and me being filmed with a Flame Thrower (_;)



Sometime's there just aren't enough facepalms in the world.

So you like sitting in your garden? Watching the flowers and listening to the songbirds yes?

1) How do you think those flowers got pollinated?
2) What do you think birds eat?

Clue, the answer to both questions is: Insects. X)
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