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How to make a Lacewing Hotel

How to make a Lacewing Hotel

11/05/2012

How to Make a Lacewing Hotel

This is a great project to be working on over the summer. We found it over at Garden Organic, the national charity for organic growing.

They show you how to make a simple lacewing hotel from a plastic drink bottle.

Lacewings can eat up to an incredible 10,000 aphids during their lifetime so are to be encouraged in any organic garden.

They hibernate in September and October so make sure you have their new home ready by then!


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