Spider Webs

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Quite a few people have asked me why there are so many spiders this year and why they are so big.

A warm summer will increase the availability of food sources allowing them to put on more weight. The other reason is that as the Autumn has been so warm they haven’t felt the need to go indoors and hibernate. So the males are still roaming around looking for females.

Notes on Webs. Did you know that the tensile strength of spider webs is actually stronger than steel cables. Also a spider has at least three different types of web – one for throwing out into the wind to start up a new web, another more sticky one for trapping insects and another finer one for wrapping up its’ meal.

The spider webs loose stickiness quite quickly and as they are rich in protein it is not uncommon for a spider to eat its web each day and then make a new one!

By |2019-03-28T18:32:08+00:00November 9th, 2014|Blog, Insects|Comments Off on Spider Webs

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In 2006 I formed Glorious Gardens, gathering together skilled practitioners to offer not just design but implementation of these designs and maintenance packages where we could look after the gardens once we had created them. Throughout my career I have designed gardens to inspire people with the heart aching beauty of nature, with shapes, colours, moods and proportions to pleasure the body and calm and delight the mind. I am also an artist who works with colour and abstract shapes and I bring this sensitivity to the 4 dimensions of a garden. I am very good at listening to clients and I’m able to draw out the essence of what a client wants for their outdoor space.