My dad arranged to take the horror to see santa today, it turns out that santas grotto was in a rather large garden centre near us, so i decided to tag along. anyway whilst there i found a rather nice ladybird house, i have always liked the idea of them, particually as i have recently invested in a few David Austin Roses, which i have scattered all around the garden. i like the idea of having my own little ladybird family ready to munch on all the greenfly that will no doubt try to attack my roses in the summer, - rather than spraying with a bug gun. the ladybird house comes complete with a pole which is about 18" long, can anyone please give me advice on how best to site it to be most effective? how high off the ground dose it need to be, does it need any maintenance, do i need to include anything else to attract them (it does have straw already inside) ect.. any info anyone has on these would be most welcome, thanks.
- 19 Dec, 2007