A single, large container will suffice, containing plants to attract bees, butterflies, hoverflies and other insects. The display will provide shelter for insects to roost or hibernate, food plants for various caterpillars, and sources of nectar for pollinating insects.
You can created a scheme of nectar-rich nepeta, lavenders, geranium, polemonium, salvia and achillea to support a range of pollinating insects.
how to plant up this pretty and nectar-rich container display, below.
Sit the pot in position, then place a layer of yogurt pots or crocks to aid drainage. Part-fill with compost.
Add the plants, placing the taller ones at the back and the lower growing species at the front. Top up with compost and water well.
To make the two bee hotels, drill several deep, 5-8mm wide holes into a 15-20cm long log, and fill an off-cut of drainpipe with lengths of bamboo. Place among the plants.