Celebrate National Insect Week 23-29th June......Turn Your Garden Into A Bug Haven!
23rd June 2014
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National Trust properties tend to now have areas of natural meadow where our native plants are given the chance to thrive and grow in abundance.  This allows all of our native bug species a chance to thrive as well.

We are also being encouraged to avoid planting hybrid cultivars in our gardens, as they are often sterile and they are of absolutely no use whatsoever to insect life.

If you don't think that you can give over a section of your garden to wildflowers then think about  planting traditional cottage garden plants, lavender and buddleia that are great nectar-rich plants and very welcoming to insects like bees and butterflies.

Why not buy a ladybird nesting box, a pollinating bee log or a butterfly tower to help the insects that are so important to us have a great home in your garden?

National Insect Week encourages people of all ages to learn more about insects.  Every two years, the Royal Entomological Society organises the week alongside its partner associations with interests in the Sciences, Natural History and Conservation.

There are over a million species of insect described and named worldwide and more than 24 thousand species found in the UK alone.  Insects can be pollinators, predators or pests and their study is vital in terms of conservation, food production, medicine and ecology.

For more information visit the website at: http://www.nationalinsectweek.co.uk/.

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