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Bug Hotel

imageSo many bug hotel links and stuff out there for making one of these. 

Been meaning to do it for a long time. 

Finally have the space to go for it. 

Last edited: 20 June 2016 22:31:22



  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,847


  • nibz79nibz79 Posts: 5

    The top left cormer I've left access to from the outside  and covered over with the cut pallett wood so it should stay pretty dry. (Hoping maybe a hedgehog will get involved).

    The top right I've laid down roof tiles amd bricks with a roof of tiles so it should be nice and cool and damp for maybe some frog action.

    The front I've wedged full of rotting ivy and tree cuttings...

  • nibz79nibz79 Posts: 5


    The frog suite. 

  • nibz79nibz79 Posts: 5


    covered over with rotting tree cuttings and ivy...

  • nibz79nibz79 Posts: 5


    next pallet layer with a section of bamboo sticks and cut up logs of ash...

    I totally underestimated how time consuming filling each section is.

  • Mark56Mark56 Windsor, BerkshirePosts: 1,653

    What a fantastic idea image Looks like a great place for hedgehogs definitely! Keep us updated with your future inhabitants 

  • yarrow2yarrow2 Posts: 782

    I second Mark56.What a fantastic idea.  Wish I'd space to have a bug/etc area.  It looks really good and will be an interesting watch to see what has been attracted.

  • It's looking good! There is a bug hotel like that at Beth Chatto's garden, about a meter high. Good luck with the filling in...

  • The_herpetologistThe_herpetologist West YorksPosts: 481


    My bugs get the five star high rise treatment.

  • All looks fab!

    Smaller ones can fit into any space, I made some out of my hubby's building scraps, only about 400 wide. 

    Bit wonky-donkey but the bees and bugs don't seem to mind! Even my cat was keen image

    Put some more near my veg patch, my courgettes are cropping big-time !


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