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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?

Talkback: Garden spiders

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 13:24

hehe Fg, no conkers necessary at your place then!

Built this

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 13:13

Good job, wish I had the space for one!

Legionnaires desease in compost

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 13:05

Laughing so hard at all of you  Well done to all common sense campaigners - we're a dying breed!

Talkback: Garden spiders

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 13:01

Apparently the conker thing does work! A friend of mine's mum has them around her house and says she never sees a spider. The lucky thing! I HATE spiders, but recognise that they have their place in the ecosystem and do have some uses (trapping and eating up more of the bugs that I don't like!!) so over the last couple of months I've been a big brave girl and tried to just ignore them (that is unless they drop on my head or run across my feet eek) but its situatio ridiculous at my house right now with spiders and I just can't cope with them any more. There are just simply too many in my porchway off of the garden (even though it has a door to shut out the outside world) and the front door to my house and the surround (bearing in mind I live in a house made of wood) are absolutely crawling with them. Huge great disgusting hairy long legged things. Urgh. Yuk. And I can be brave no more lol I just cant cope with that many and its difficult to keep them away cos there are so many that webs spring up over night in both places, attracting even more and I can't touch the spiders to move them so I can get rid of their lovely webby things! Am now resorting to conkers and some sort of spray which says it contains chestnut oil so I can hopefully get rid, clear down the webs and be spider free. Happy days lol Unapologetic wimpy type person when it comes to bugs, especially the eight legged variety!

I will/I won't grow that again

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 12:31

Yum! Haven't had toad in the hole for quite some time. Me thinks I might have to remedy that and soon lol Fab yorkshire pudding x

Discussions started by Heather Michaels

Need an I.D on this please

Need an I.D on this please 
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Hornets

Hornets 
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I'm not sure what they are?

I'm wondering if these are friend or foe? 
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What is this please?

Identification please 
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Looking for a ground cover plant

Any ideas please? 
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What am I?

Can someone help me with an ID please?  
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Hello!

It's been a long time! 
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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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Can anyone help ID this little beauty please

Another ID required please 
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