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Penstemon Woodpecker. Loved by bees. Well drained soil but not too fussy about the type of soil. Sun or partial shade.

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Insect hotel - really great for kids to make, and a fab way to teach them how important insects are to the health of your garden

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Hotels for wild bees and insects are quite popular all over Europe. Consider putting one of these near the garden in a sunny protected spot.

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Devote a corner of the garden to wildflowers and help to save our fast-disappearing flora. Choose seeds of British origin and sew in March to April or September depending on type. Avoid fertilizer and manure, which encourage grasses rather than flowers. Find wildflower seeds at Landlife Wildflowers and Really Wild Flowers

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natural bug spray Brew a pot of coffee and let it cool. Pour into spray bottle and spray on plants. It freaks out the bugs and gives your plants (if they are the type that need it) a tiny shot of nitrogen.

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