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Talkback: Garden spiders

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 12:09

There are?! Oh my god I've been so misinformed lol who do I complain to?! Well in that case all I can say is I've never seen one (thank fully!), or maybe I have and I just dont' know it. Full body shudder going on now. I'll have to be even more careful about checking my footwear before I put them on

lets chat

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 12:02

Climate change is an issue that constantly crops up, or seemingly becoming newsworthy every other day for some reason or other. I have a problem with Climate Change. Agreed, there are some very basic things that we can all do to avoid the systematic "man-made" destruction of our planet BUT, and this is what the scientists seem all to keen to forget or gloss over, this planet of ours has been in existence an awfully long time and in comparison man has been around about the length of a single strand of straw in the worlds largest hay bale and in all that time its been turning, cooling down, heating up, cooling down and heating up. Its done this since the birth of the planet and will continue to do so. So whilst I recognise that Climate Change and Global Warming are causes for concern, man is responsible for such a small percentage of it and none of us can control mother nature! Morning all! Heather x

Talkback: Garden spiders

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 11:50

eeeewwww!!!

Talkback: Garden spiders

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 20:12

oldchippy. Funnel webs. Definitely not a native british breed of spider. Presume we're talking abouy Oz here? One good thing about British Spiders, they won't hurt you. Scare people to death maybe. 

Talkback: Garden spiders

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 20:10

Not sure what to say Stacey. Normally when people post up pics of "pets" I'd say, ah cute, or gorgeous. Neither one applicable here 

Talkback: Garden spiders

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 15:21

Yep have one of those too. Problem is just too many of the webs etc right now the spiders have been really, really evident. I live in the country too in a house surrounded by trees with lots and lots of grass so there are plenty of spiders around the house and a lot of them like to be in it by the sounds of it. Outside if especially tricky to keep clear especially in the wet. Gossamer apparently is one of the strongest substances on the planet! I'm tackling both the porchway and the outside again at the weekend (assuming its dry enough) and I'm hoping that they'll stay away for a bit, especially with my trust "no spider" spray. One we get to about the end of October the problems should sort itself out anyway as there are nowhere near so many spiders around, its just August to October they get everywhere.

What is this bush?

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 14:59

Ooh that's pretty. I haven't got a clue what it is (sorry Bumblebee!) but I'd like one!

Talkback: Garden spiders

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 14:56

Stacey - no comment!

Talkback: Garden spiders

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 14:55

oldchippy. I've tried the vacuum cleaner approach lol it works perfectly well in the rest of the house but the porchway off of the garden and the outside of the house it's not so successful at lol half the garden always ends up in the porchway cos it tramps in off of the pathway (which turns to mud in the rain!). And I don't need to hunt mine, I know exactly where they are.....and I swear they watch me back

flowers or weeds?

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 13:25

If the butterflys and bees love them they can't be that bad, weed or otherwise and we need to be encouraging bees whenever we can but you might want to make sure its not something too invasive that'll just just take over, even in pots. Got a picture of said plant you can post?

Discussions started by Heather Michaels

What am I?

Am I a baddie? 
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Trouble loading pictures

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Identification required please

Campanula and Begonia - but which varieties?  
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Wisteria "Amethyst Falls" - is it ill?

Was doing great, now I'm not sure if its ailing 
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Is this trying to die?

Cistus Purpurens "Alan Fradd" - Advice Needed Please 
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What am I?

Needing an ID please 
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What are these infiltrators?

I need an ID on these please 
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Last Post: 13/04/2014 at 16:50

Can anyone help ID this little beauty please

Another ID required please 
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Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 16:07

Identification required please

Can someone help me identify these two please? 
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Bees, Wasps and Hornets

What a HUGE topic! 
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Advice needed for a ground covering plant please.

Advice needed for a ground covering plant please. 
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Last Post: 18/03/2014 at 15:21

Where is the best place to look for information on ferns?

Looking for ferns 
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These guys sprang back up yesterday!

Late Geraniums 
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My new profile picture

My new profile picture 
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Last Post: 29/09/2013 at 21:12

Absolutely nothing working properly today

Absolutely nothing working properly today 
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