It's a bugs life!
The world of insects and bugs is a fascinating place and if you can take a little time to look closely you will see life all around you. This time of the year insects and birds, bats and bees are all starting to wake up and increase their activity during the day.
Some insects are better for your garden than others, but most do good. Aphids, Blackfly, Greenfly etc. are the baddies, Ladybirds, Lacewings, butterflies and bees are the goodies. Nature has a wonderful way of levelling out the playing field and hopefully, if you can encourage or introduce some of the beneficial insects to your garden then you will reap the rewards with healthier plants and higher yields.
Pollination is a major factor in achieving good results from your garden, solitary bees and bumble bees, as well as the hive based honey bees will all do miraculous amounts of good to your plants, just by going about their daily routine, bees will transfer pollen from one plant to another and thus create the cross fertilisation of the male and female parts of the plants to produce flowers and crops.
You can encourage beneficial insects into your garden and study them at close quarters by using the kinds of products we sell in our shop
. You can order online for next day delivery or if you are in our vicinity why not call into our shop on the side of the A41 at Standford Bridge services TF10 8BA. You can also catch us at the Dorothy Clive Gardens during insect weekend on the 26th / 27th June this year.
Whatever the size of your garden you can encourage beneficial insects to you and they will in turn create a natural micro environment of healthy and chemical free plants and vegetables for you to enjoy.