Another use for egg boxes.
Category: Gardening tips.
| Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 1:35 am
As you are no doubt aware ladybirds are one of the most useful predatory insects you can have in your garden. They'll happily feed for hours on those troublesome aphids.
To ensure that ladybirds will be resident in your garden from early spring you'll need to provide them with a safe haven in which they can overwinter.
The best 'ladybird hotel' is an old egg box, opened out and pushed, upside down, into a hedge, under a shed or somewhere else that it will be relatively dry and undisturbed through the winter months. The ladybirds will find the egg compartments warm, dry and safe as a refuge from predators.
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