Bugs are disappearing and have you been doing to attract them?


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I think we should plant local or indigenous wildflowers as they are best for local wildlife. Funny things is that we have all sorts of bees and we should have different levels of height of bug hotels for them. Bumblebees like the ground level, if I remember correctly.. Very interesting subject.
 
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Yes I've got lavender a lot of single flowers that they like better,poppies, foxgloves,pot marigolds,snapdragons, Japanese anemones,tithonia and aquilegia.
 
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Hi,

I couldn't agree more DirtMechanic. I've created flower beds and done a huge amount of work to create a small wildflower meadow.

Thanks for posting the delightful pictures.

Kind regards, Colin.

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As it was at the top of the mountain.

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Just one of many piles of debris disposed of.

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The front hedge completely gone including roots. Lots of digging by spade turning grass over and clearing endless stones and many roots.

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After a great deal of hard graft I could finally use my new Hyundai rotavator.

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Our new small wildflower meadow in full bloom this year; it looked stunning and even now nearing mid October there are still lots of flowers in bloom. Lots of hard work but end result well worth it. (y)
 

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