Wildlife Around my Pond

I am so grateful for my little pond; this small area of water attracts many insects to our garden.  As well as planting up my pond with aquatic plants that live in water, I’ve planted the narrow border around my pond with garden plants that will attract bees, butterflies, moths, hoverflies, and other insects.  If you’re interested in growing plants for bees and butterflies, you won’t need a pond or a boggy area of ground to grow these garden plants – they grow in regular garden soil – my plants are growing in free draining, sandy soil; so I’ve chosen mostly drought tolerant plants.

Welcome to the eleventh instalment of my long-term BiOrbAir review.  I planted up my BiOrbAir, a specialised, automated terrarium, designed by Barry Reynolds, on 25th September 2014.  As this was the first time I had planted a BiOrbAir terrarium, I chose a variety of different terrarium plants and ferns to trial, so that I could monitor how successfully these plants, each of which have differing requirements, would grow inside the controlled environment of this terrarium.

Welcome to the sixth part of my BiOrbAir Review – Growing Miniature Orchids in the BiOrbAir.  The BiOrbAir is a specialised, automated terrarium, which was designed by Barry Reynolds.  I first planted this Miniature Orchid Trial BiOrbAir Terrarium in August 2015, so at the time of writing – in October 2016, this BiOrbAir terrarium is over a year old.  Some, though not all, of the miniature orchids that are currently residing in this terrarium were featured in the original planting of this terrarium in August 2015.

Welcome to the seventh instalment of my long-term BiOrbAir review.  On the 25th September 2014, I planted up my BiOrbAir.  The BiOrbAir is a specialised, automated terrarium, which was designed by Barry Reynolds.  As this was the first time I had planted a BiOrbAir terrarium, I chose a variety of different plants and ferns to trial, so I could monitor how successfully these plants, each of which have differing requirements, would grow inside the controlled environment of this terrarium.  

If you have an abundance of slugs and snails in your garden and your favourite delphiniums are disappearing overnight, next time you’re visiting your favourite nursery or garden centre, stock up on plants that are less appealing to slugs and snails.

Hostas are often thought of as the number one dining choice for slugs and snails, but this isn’t the case for every Hosta.