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So far I've upgraded (?) my garden retaining walls as I've put in new ones, from Bunnings style sleepers to Aldi veg beds to stacked bricks held together with bamboo garden stakes. The latter have cracks that adventurous insects or lizards could use.

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Comment by CHERYL SLAPP on October 12, 2014 at 7:53

Fantastic - I haven't got any insect hotels at the moment and this has given me an idea for a new garden bed.  

Comment by Christine Cox on October 12, 2014 at 5:24
I love it. Where on earth did you get such great pieces to put in it.?
Comment by Andrew Cumberland on October 7, 2014 at 12:06

That's very flash Susanne. 

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on October 7, 2014 at 8:39

Yes, that's right. I read that recently - probably an ANBees post - there's no cleaning out or maintenance with solitary insects. Mine are kludged up too at least some little people have found breeding sites once anyway.

Comment by Lissa on October 7, 2014 at 6:26

That's quite gorgeous.

The funny thing about my insect hotels - the insects seem to use them just the once and then abandon them. Perhaps I should dismantle them and wash out the tubing.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on October 6, 2014 at 17:02

Quite the neatest gabions I've seen.

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