Pershore selects insect garden for Malvern

An insect-friendly garden with a "wine rope" has been chosen to represent Pershore College at this year's Malvern Spring Show in May.

Josh Egan-Wyer included the feature - a rope covered in wine and sugar to attract adult moths - as part of his insect-friendly garden.

The BSc horticulture student was one of six BSc and HND students to go before judges.

A tree forms a focal point with herbaceous plants, herbs, grasses and annuals to attract pollinating insects. "Nectar bars" include herbs and a camomile lawn while pollinator screens of old paperbacks and egg boxes will make good insect dens.

Judge and garden design tutor Tony Davy said the garden was eye-catching and educational. Egan-Wyer said he looked forward to following through the design with building his creation.

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