So many spiders
Catching flies in my garden.
Get out of my hair!
Yes, it’s that time of year when I can’t go out in the garden without breaking up the happy homes of many different types of garden spider. Fortunately we don’t have any poisonous ones here in the UK – except for the refugees from boxes of imported bananas that have found a conducive home somewhere. Black Widows in ventilation shafts are just one example.
The picture above is the spider I have to work around to collect my ripe tomatoes. The one below is of a couple of webs – the blur in the centre is a different type of spider, the one top left is a regular garden spider like the other one. I saw the light through these webs earlier but took the pics at dusk, hence the flash on the web and the sky showing darker than it actually was. The yellow flowers are rudbeckias or cone flowers.
While I was taking these photos, a toad clambered into the growbag where my tomatoes and cucumbers have produced good crops – especially the cucumbers this year. We’ve been self-sufficient in cucumbers since mid July – which, considering my guinea pigs insist on a slice each, morning and evening, is quite something! I’m still hoping the last one will fill out a bit more – but it’s getting a bit cool for it.
I made my first batch of this year’s home-grown tomato soup at the weekend. Yum!