Where are all the little useful insects now?
All those little creatures, which gave life to the garden in the summer time, have disappeared now. The garden is quiet. What became of those useful little animals, which are indispensable in a summer garden?
Not long ago the ladybird went to its winter-rest. Before that it was busy eating lots of lice to fill up the fat deposits. Ladybirds overwinter in cracks and chinks. All overwintering ladybirds are young, grown specimen.
A wasp is really an annoying beast in the summer season, but it is actually very useful in summer, where it is eating large numbers of flies and damaging larvas. All the wasps are dead now, except a new generation of fertilized queens, which overwinter in cracks and chinks in shielded spots.
A Hiding Place in Winter
It is a good idea to make some hiding places for the little animals, like leaving the withered tops from the herbaceous border, heaps of withered branches and raking the dead leaves and spread them between the bushes in the garden.
Source: Magazine "Søndag", Nr. 47/2010, Grønne Råd, Susie Helsing Nielsen.