Butterflies & Other Insects
The more bees and other pollinators that your garden attracts, the more it will grow, as the majority of flowers and vegetables need pollination to survive. Without pollinators, most of our garden fruits and vegetables would never get to harvest stage. Therefore, attracting bees and butterflies to your garden is an aspect of gardening that is just as important as weeding your flower beds and watering your plants. At Let’s Get Gardening, we stock a range of quality gardening accessories, which are not only great products for attracting bees and butterflies to your garden, but are also fantastic educational resources for children.
Supplied by Wildlife World, our Minibug Solitary Bee House provides the perfect natural habitat for non-aggressive, pollinating, solitary bees. Constructed from solid FSC timber for maximum durability, keeping watch on your bee house is a fascinating process, as bees fill the house’s tubes with their offspring and then cover the ends of the tubes with mud, ready for the offspring to hatch out next spring. Meanwhile, our Wildflower Attractor Pack for Pollinating Bees comes with a bee species identification guide to help you to recognise the varieties of bees in your garden. The product also includes a pack of Native British wildflower seeds, which help the environment by re-introducing this important natural resource for our pollinators. Similarly, our Attractor Pack for Pollinating Butterflies is the perfect product for attracting beautiful butterflies to your flower beds.
Designed to provide butterflies and moths with opportunities for feeding and resting, our Wildlife World Butterfly & Bug Habitat / Feeder, also helps bees to survive in the early spring, and provides other wildlife in your garden with a natural habitat for hibernating. Featuring a removable feed tray and food cups that are specially painted to be attractive to butterflies, this solid timber construction also has a viewing window so that you can monitor the butterflies’ activity.
In addition to providing the perfect habitat, you can also supply butterflies with all of the vitamins they need in the form of our Wildlife World Butterfly Food. Suitable for wild butterflies, bred butterflies and moths, the food can be used on its own, or with a sponge or feeder.
For advice on how to attract bees to your garden, please refer to our bee pollination top tips.
Specially designed for children, our Wildlife World Minibug Bug Box is a real, functioning wildlife habitat, which attracts beneficial insects to your garden for purposes of plant pollination, educational learning, and even pest control! Providing an over-wintering habitat for insects and a home for solitary bees during summer, the bug box is constructed from solid FSC birch logs and oak, larch or similar timber for a long lifespan and an attractive appearance. Simply hang the bug box from a tree, or place it close to a pond or some scented plants, and watch as it becomes a live natural habitat for ladybirds and other beneficial insects.
Alternatively, our Wildlife World Ladybird / Insect Tower also provides the perfect natural habitat for ladybirds and other bugs, and features a hollow central chamber packed with natural material to provide insulation and security.