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Ladybird hotel

Forgot I'd put these hollow stems in this plant pot in the greenhouse but looked today and seems to have a few lodgers :-))



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I love these - this looks great - I did one with cement - I think they go for wood more though - lovely

31 Dec, 2011

 

Do ladybirds hibernate?

31 Dec, 2011

 

These were just some hollyhock stems Paul meant to put the pot outside in the hedge but as usual forgot, the ladybirds still found it though :-)
Yes Sheilar they do often in groups I have one plant in the greenhouse with several hidden among the leaves they've been in the same spot since early October fast asleep :-) I try to leave all my cutting back till spring in the garden too, gives them somewhere to hide :-)

1 Jan, 2012

 

That's a great idea then !!! lovely - little one thinking mmm nice ;)))))

1 Jan, 2012

 

Fantastic :o)

1 Jan, 2012

 

That's a brilliant idea - I must have a look and see what I can find to make something similar.

1 Jan, 2012

 

Great idea,Simbad..wonder if it would work with the canes of my Miscanthus Zebrina grass,when I cut it down in spring,and cut them into smaller lengths ? Worth a try.:o)

1 Jan, 2012

 

Thanks TT and Gattina:-), your Miscanthus would do fine Bloomer I grow quite a lot of big perennials, plume poppy, giant scabious, inula racemosa, hollyhock,all have hollow stems of different sizes so good for all sorts of insects :-)

1 Jan, 2012

 

Thanks Simbad..I will do that..just got to make a little sign,to say 'Vacancies ' :o)

2 Jan, 2012

 

Funny, I must have been ladybird in my previous life as I had once a dream, that I saw some strange thing like this, thing whhich had lot of holes and I flew inside....That was lovely dream.

2 Jan, 2012

 

Nice one Kathy......

2 Jan, 2012

 

Nice dream Katarina.
As it's so mild the ladybirds just seemed to have slowed down. If they sleep, I wonder if one one them dreams she was a human called Katarina!

3 Jan, 2012

 

Love youe little visitors, thanks for the idea will try it myself this year ;0)

4 Jan, 2012

 

I do not know, Lulu, if ladybirds have dreams, even weather they have brain :)
It reminds me some other form of dreams. Somebody told me last year, that thanks to computerization people are forgetting to dream. Instead of dreaming they play video games. They do no narrate stories to each other, but are listening to radio broadcasted plays or to TV.
I bet ladybirds communicate with each other more :)

4 Jan, 2012

 

thats brilliant, i can see their heads peeping out.

12 Jan, 2012

 

Those are the hotel curtains, Sticki.

13 Jan, 2012

 

nice one katarina!

13 Jan, 2012

 

Lol Katarina :-), was wondering how a few of them managed to get in, they must have gone in backwards!!!!,wonder if they make the same noise as lorries reversing :-)))), I'm being silly now too much wine, can see there's one there not very happy with the accomodation and looking for a more comfortable one :-))

13 Jan, 2012

 

have you got a star system for the rooms with a view??

or maybe rosettes for tastiest aphids??

13 Jan, 2012

 

Mmmm good idea Sticki, maybe some tiny vacancy signs too :-))

14 Jan, 2012

 

:-)

14 Jan, 2012

 

A great idea.......

15 Jan, 2012

 

What a great idea and cost almost nothing except your time. Yes there are many ladybirds around and the native ones too. I haven't seen any yet with the orange legs and feelers.

3 Mar, 2012

amy
Amy
 

What a good idea Kathy , I will try that :o))

5 Apr, 2012



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