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02/09/2013 at 15:48

Could anyone let me know the correct height to place my latest bug hotel.  I believe it should be on a south facing wall  is this true    Thanks

03/09/2013 at 13:04

John, there is an article about bug hotels somewhere on the GW site.The hotel needs to be at least part-shaded, so on a south facing wall it is possible your guests would fry. I would imagine you don't want that.

Hope this helps.

 

03/09/2013 at 13:50

I read about placing it east facing, so the bugs can get warmed up in the morning sun.

03/09/2013 at 15:25

Thanks  will try and find it

 

03/09/2013 at 16:39

This isn't the one I meant but it might help as well, the hotel must be in a sheltered spot (but not hidden).

http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/projects/wildlife-gardening/how-to-make-a-bug-box/166.html

 

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