Make a hoverfly lagoon

While most hoverflies lay eggs on aphid colonies, some have different nesting requirements. Kate Bradbury demonstrates how to cater for them in your garden.

While most hoverflies lay eggs on aphid colonies, some breed in stagnant water at the base of tree trunks, known as ‘rot holes’. These habitats are few and far between in gardens, but it’s easy to replicate them by mixing plant material with water. In this No Fuss video guide, Kate Bradbury explains how to make a ‘hoverfly lagoon’ in which certain species will come and lay their eggs.

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