Discover the charm and utility of Alfresco Gardenware’s Compact Insect Hotel, a delightful addition to your garden that blends decorative appeal with ecological benefits. Designed to attract and shelter a variety of beneficial insects, this insect hotel is a vital tool in enhancing your garden’s health and diversity.
Crafted with a mix of bamboo tubes and wooden dowels featuring small openings, this habitat is perfectly suited for native bees like blue banded and resin bees. It’s also a welcoming abode for ladybirds, lacewings, paper wasps, spiders, and other advantageous garden inhabitants. These varied compartments cater to different species, ensuring a broad range of guests.
Why Incorporate an Insect Hotel in Your Garden?
An insect hotel is more than just a garden feature. It serves as a sanctuary for solitary bees, butterflies, ladybirds, and other beneficial insects, promoting biodiversity and natural pest control. Bees use the bamboo tubes for laying eggs and provisioning food for their offspring, while predatory wasps utilise them to store prey like greenfly larvae, aphids, and caterpillars for their emerging young. Each inhabitant plays a role in fostering a healthier and more vibrant garden ecosystem.
Ideal Placement in Your Garden:
To maximise benefits, hang the insect hotel near diverse food sources like flowering or fruiting plants, and close to a water feature like a bird or bee bath. Positioning it away from harsh weather and direct sunlight will enhance its longevity.
Materials and Dimensions:
- FSC-certified timber, available in painted or natural finish
- Zinc roof
- Metal Hook
- Dimensions: 12cm Width x 25cm Height x 10cm Depth