Creating a bee-friendly garden means more than just planting flowers. You certainly want to attract them with gorgeous blooms, but while they are in your garden you will want to give them a place to drink: a bee bath.  #bee #garden

Create a Bee-Friendly Garden

Do you have fruit trees that used to fruit well but are no longer producing much or any fruit? Perhaps your vegetable garden isn’t as lush as it once was, with fewer vegetables or smaller, misshapen ones.

Tea set bird feeders:  A wonderful way to use sweet vintage tea cups and saucers that have been chipped is to turn them into these gorgeous china bird feeders. Place or hang them around the garden for your feathery friends to feast on.

Tea set bird feeders You will need: Old cups and saucers, matching or not A pencil Cloth-backed coarse grade sandpaper An all-purpose glue or hot glue gun Fishing line, or hanging hooks for bird feeders, available from specialty stores (Diy Garden Party)

I have made these, including putting my own suet/seed mix in them.  Took the birds a while to get use to them, but they look lovely in Shrubland's with a hanging teapot full of peanuts.

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I have made these, including putting my own suet/seed mix in them. Took the birds a while to get use to them, but they look lovely in Shrubland's with a hanging teapot full of peanuts.

Make a bamboo insect hotel for solitary bees! So easy and cheap, and it's perfect for pollinating bees to hibernate and lay their eggs. Help your garden wildlife!

Wildlife garden: How to make an insect hotel

Make a bamboo insect hotel for solitary bees! So easy and cheap, and its perfect for pollinating bees to hibernate and lay their eggs. Help your garden wildlife!

Bundle sticks and twigs in a can and hang in the garden for nesting and hibernating insects

Bundle sticks and twigs in a can and hang in the garden for nesting and hibernating insects---ladybugs!

I suppose the real difference between this kind of pond and a rigid pre-formed one is that you usually do not need to attempt to sink the container in the ground and hide it

Small is beautiful! Concluding his series, Monty Don says even the tiniest garden can accommodate one of these container ponds

'Bug Ball Topiary Tree' from Wildlife Gadgetman (",)

How to build a Bug Hotel :: Garden activities for curious kids

Using wire hanging baskets create a 'bug ball topiary tree' by wildlife gadgetman -- help attract beneficial insects.

We've caught the crafting bug! "Bee" creative too & #GetCrafting with our Solitary Bees Hotel tutorial. A great home or classroom activity to teach kids about nature and Bee conservation.

Solitary Bees Hotel

We've caught the crafting bug! "Bee" creative with our Solitary Bees Hotel tutorial. A great home or classroom activity to teach kids about nature and Bee conservation.

Homemade wasp trap. Finally found this again! Putting this on the balcony! - Click image to find more DIY & Crafts Pinterest pins

Prairie Story: Homemade Wasp Trap DONT KILL THE BEES! use meat or Add vinegar and a banana peel to the sugar and water. The honeybees do not go in the trap but the wasps and yellow jackets will.

A bug hotel is part garden art and part winter habitat for beneficial insects. Click for how to make one.

Build a Bug Hotel

A bug hotel is part garden art and part winter habitat for beneficial insects. Might be fun for Jacob.

Buy Wildlife World Robin open fronted ceramic Teapot Nester (Small Birds Box) for sale. (i would make it)

Old teapot turned spout down (which will make sure any water drains) in the garden for bird nests.clever art in the garden. "BEST GARDEN IDEA EVER.looking for chipped teapots @ garage sales now!

According to a study published in the June 2003 issue of "Conservation Biology," there are 561 known butterfly species in the US and Canada, while there are only 56 butterfly species remaining in British counties, as a result of disappearing habitat. Not only are these insects beautiful, they're important pollinators and vital to the health of their natural habitats. You can encourage these gentle creatures to visit your garden by using easy-to-make butterfly food and feeders.  Other People…

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