HOW TO CREATE SMALL INSECT HABITATS
ADD PLANTS TO ENCOURAGE BENEFITIAL INSECTS TO PLAY IN YOUR GARDEN:
Dogbane (Plectranthus caninus) is a hardy favourite to bring pollinators and flowers almost all year around. Natives in the garden provide pollen and attract birds: Grevilleas, Callistemon, Leptospermum and Eucalypts. Create diversity by adding these flowers and herbs to your veggie garden: Calendula, Poppies, Marigold, Sunflowers, Roses, Alyssum, Cosmos, Daisy’s and Cornflower. Basil, Coriander, Chives, Onions and Leek, Catmint Bergamot, Rosemary, Lavender, Borage, Chamomile, Dill, Parsley and Thyme.
FOR MORE INFO:
Thank you to these websites for their useful information:
Permaculture good bugs and beneficial plants: http://permaculturenews.org/2014/10/04/plants-attract-beneficial-insects/
The Australasian Biological Control Association: http://www.goodbugs.org.au/. chemical toxicity / insects
Leaf, Root and Fruit have some great videos on insects including this cool one of the Hoverflies: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9UU5qkOPZdw