Dennis Kramb
Mon, 02 Aug 2010 11:49:04 PDT
In my sand bed I have lots of ant lions.  That keeps the ant problem down to
a minimum!  I have not watched for wasps... but they sound cool.  The ant
lion pits make it look a like a lunar landscape.

Dennis in Cincinnati

As an aside, in my previous garden I had a sand bed that was wonderful for
> growing some of the fussier alpines. Ants were never a problem, but
> burrowing wasps loved it. There were at least three different kinds that
> excavated long tunnels, often under plants. Fill then in, they come right
> back. Losses were minor, however, and they were fun to watch.

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