Monthly Archives: March 2017

Making an insect habitat

Step by step for creating and suspending an insect habitat - suspending from tree - © GAP Photos

Step by step for creating and suspending an insect habitat – suspending from tree – © GAP Photos

A simple step-by-step guide for creating an insect habitat from bamboo canes to hang anywhere in the garden.

This is a great project to do with those left over or slightly broken bamboo canes from the garden. Simple but effective, this will hopefully encourage insects to stay in your garden. Just cut the canes to the same length then tie them together leaving enough rope or string to suspend the insect home from a branch or to add to a larger habitat. If you want to attract ladybirds to help you fend off those pesky aphids then place your bug habitat next to a rose bush or any plant likely to attract aphids.

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White Flower Farm

White Flower Farm - © Marg Cousens/GAP Photos

White Flower Farm – © Marg Cousens/GAP Photos

The largest mail order house for gardens in the USA. A tasteful garden with ornaments, pots and obelisks.

Bed At White Flower Farm, Christopher Lloyd's inspired border with alliums, roses and ornamental grasses - © Marg Cousens /GAP Photos

Bed At White Flower Farm, Christopher Lloyd’s inspired border with alliums, roses and ornamental grasses – © Marg Cousens /GAP Photos

The garden features a long mixed perennial/shrub border designed by Christopher Lloyd. A majestic full mature beech tree is on the property, along with cornus kousa covered in bloom. The Greenhouses are full of langdon begonias and mixed evergreen hedges. The garden also features a laneway with trees and mature hostas underneath. A beautiful displayed garden with a good show of tree peonies.

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Tulips


This beautiful selection of tulips shows just some of the massive variety of these well loved spring bulbs. Flowers that brighten up any container or garden time and time again.

We take tulips for granted. For many they are the iconic spring flower, and they come in many shapes and colours. This stunning series of close-up plant portraits shows them at their finest.

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