Saturday, 15 August 2015

SATURDAY CRITTERS - Spiders in my sink garden

I had a white sink for the past 30 years waiting to be planted and although at one time I planted beautiful red and white Tulips in it, I always wanted it planted with Alpins so this year I managed it and now see what I found one day.  Hundred of Tiny Spider which you will see better on the VIDEO below.



I took these two images shortly after I planted it.


This shot below was taken about 10 weeks later.


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33 comments:

  1. Oh my. In the garden? Fascinating. Inside I would not be as happy.
    Love your sink garden too. My father sank an old bath-tub into the garden and filled it with fish and water lilies.

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  2. Wonderful. I have yet to find any hatchlings but have a few egg balls tagged. If your camera has a screw thread in the lens for filters then a close up lens set will solve the problem cheaply. Have a look here.

    CLOSE UP LENSES

    You will have to shoot with sunlight and more than likely a tripod but for a few pounds it will get you close.

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    1. HI Adrian Yes my camera has a srew thread because I do have a UV filter on it so this addition would be quite useful I think. I certainlywill look into it and thanks very much for suggestion it and giving me the link. I appreciate that.

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  3. Hi Margaret, your title intrigued me; I was fascinated to see that you moved a ceramic sink from its place in your house to the garden. Don't they break? We only have stainless steel sinks now. The Afrikaans speaking people call them ZINKS and also refer to the bathroom basins as zinks! Love your spider family. Have a great day. Jo

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  4. Dearest Margaret; Beautiful sink garden♡♡♡ Wow, I don't remember they swarm in the water. Haha, I wished the transcript what your'e saying in the video :-)
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

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  5. You did a great job with this porcelain sink, it looks great with the plants.
    Naturally spiders would enjoy it too, I am certain they will rid you of many pests like flies and mosquitoes!!!
    Very best wishes

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  6. We had a sink like this in our British garden, they make for great planters don't they? Yours is very pretty planted.,Wow, that is a lot of baby spiders!
    Have a happy weekend!
    Wren x

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  7. What a creepy sight, all those tiny spiders. I love your cute sink garden, very pretty display! Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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  8. That's a lot of spiders! I really like the idea of your sink garden!

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  9. Margaret, I do love the sink but not the spiders, I don't think I'd want them in my garden either. We have quite a bit of them in Maine, of all sorts and I am always calling my husband to dispose of them for me.

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  10. neat planting! i think spiders are fascinating.

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  11. Wow, that is so fascinating. All those teeny spiders in your sink garden. Hope they are gone for good now.

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  12. Amazing shot of the spiders. I have never see them hatching out like that.
    Audrey Z.

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  13. Oh my spider alert! But, oh so perfect captures!

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  14. I never know what surprises I'll find when I visit you! Today there are a LOT of tiny squirmy surprises! My goodness. The sink garden is a good idea ... And the spiders ok as long as they stay outside!

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  15. Those spider clusters are beautiful, something almost celestial about them

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  16. Wonderful shots. That is too many spiders.

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  17. Beautiful idea. Babies! Blessed are the bug eaters.

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  18. Those are definitely some tiny spiders, and so busy. Thanks for the lovely sink garaden tour.

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  19. Great idea! Nice capture of the spider activity, too.

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  20. Your sink garden is looking very good. The baby spiders are interesting. Enjoy your weekend, Margaret!

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  21. I like your idea of using an old sink as planters. So many spiders!

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  22. Your sink garden is wonderful...Bon chance, little babby spiders!
    ~

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  23. Your sink garden is lovely, especially when the flowers are blooming. The Santolina on the right, if I'm correct, may prove a little too vigorous, it is for me. It ran right over its little Hebe neighbor. The silver grey foliage is wonderful though. I see little spiderlings hatch out like that, hopefully not in the house. In the fall it's hard to walk outdoors without getting entangled in garden spider webs.

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  24. the video does make it crystal clear....WoW, that's a lot of spiders!! i like the plantings and the use of unusual decorations in the garden!!!!

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  25. Despite the spiders,the sink full of plants is beautiful.

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  26. Oh my!! That made me feel itchy.

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  27. I've never seen so many spiders in one spot before. Amazing!

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  28. I loved hearing your narration. And that sink garden is just too much! I really like the sink. I'll have to keep an eye out for interesting planters. You can keep the spiders! I've currently had an invasion of ants--in the kitchen.

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  29. The alpines certainly love their new home. Lovely.
    Amalia
    xo

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  30. Wonderful Margaret - love the spiders and the sink full of alpines. We had a white sink once in the garden and sadly got rid of it - still regret the decision now!

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  31. Yowser that's a lot of spiders! Eeek....The sink is planted so pretty, I hope the spiders don't destroy any of the pretty plants.

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  32. ouch, so many baby spiders. Can´t be good for the flowers.

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