Bug Palace provides sanctuary for ladybirds, lacewings and other insects. Beneficial insects have always been the gardener’s friend because they a provide valuable service of eating garden pests such as aphids. However, these days, too many gardens are too tidy and consequently lacking natural nooks and crannies for your insect friends to take shelter.
The central log is hollowed out to provide a cosy hiding space. Entry to the central chamber is via the angled drill holes in the log. Topped with a green painted roof to keep your bugs snug and dry.
In addition to the log chamber, you will see horizontal holes in the base of the Bug Palace. These are suitable as nesting sites for female solitary bees who will lay their eggs inside. Subsequently these eggs will grow and mature, first into bee larvae and finally emerge as adult solitary bees next Springtime.