I usually take ideas and inspiration away from my annual visits to the Chelsea Flower Show, and this year was no different. I was very taken by the RBC New Wild Garden and loved the use of the insect habitats. I made a little insect box years ago, but haven’t made any since. Don’t ask me why because I haven’t a clue! However, inspired by the RBC garden at Chelsea I decided to make some this weekend.
I always have leftover bits of timber in varying sizes lying around, and those were used together with bits of old branches taken home from work, old bamboo canes, scrunched up bits of paper and shredded bark (behind the closed sections), and an old book (the covers of which had already been recycled as a new notebook). The result is aesthetically pleasing and I hope that some beneficial insects will set up home in the new hotels. I still have lots of timber and other tat lying around so I may make some more of these in the future.