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Without Bugs, There are No Gardens

Submitted by on July 28, 2022 – 8:35 pmNo Comment

ant on leafIf you want to make your garden “buzz” with bees and bugs, consider wildlife gardening.

Road Trips Gardeners know that some of the best gardens in the world are found in the United Kingdom. Of course the British have thoughts on making gardens hospitable places for “our invertebrate friends. Some of them are gathered at Gardening for Bugs.

Whether you have a couple of acres or just a balcony garden, think of your space as a pit stop for pollinators and other insects. Pockets of the right plant life in our towns, cities, and villages can be used by insects as they navigate our built environments.

It doesn’t matter whether you have a whole allotment or a hanging basket, it can all help.

The good news is that gardening for insects is one of those activities in which less really is more. The best environments for insects are those that are closest to the native natural habitats. In many cases, that means that the best thing you can do is not very much.

Here are some suggestions:

A garden for bugs

“If we and the rest of the back-boned animals were to disappear overnight, the rest of the world would get on pretty well. But if the invertebrates were to disappear, the world’s ecosystems would collapse,” notes Sir David Attenborough.

(Graphic, photo, and info courtesy of Buglife, the only organization in Europe devoted to the conservation of all invertebrates.)

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