Why not build build your own Bug Hotel and enter into this year's Alton In Bloom 2021 competition? A Bug Hotel gives bugs somewhere to live an they'll repay you when they help control pests and even pollinate your plants.
You can be creative with your Bug Hotel, there are no rules. You could even use a hot water bottle, an old jumper and a pair of shoes but we have attached a link by the RSPB to help you on your way.
For more information Click here for the RSPB guide on making a Bug Hotel.
This year we are asking households to make a scarecrow for this year's Alton In Bloom and display in their front garden.
Not only will it help scare away the birds from your seeds (please don't place next to your bird table)it will also create a bit of fun around the roads and closes in Alton.
You can be as creative as you like but we have attached a simple guide for you to follow if you wish.
For more information Click here for the RHS guide on making a scarecrow.