Sunday, 16 April 2017

Greenhouse Flora and Fauna

Over the past couple of years the greenhouse has been more of a junk store than a growing house so the big clear out has started to get it back to the use it was designed for.

Clearing a bench and shelf made room for the 20 strawberry plants which arrived a couple of days ago, 10 earlies and 10 lates, hopefully for a crop of my favourite food next year:

DSCN7209 strawberry

DSCN7208 strawberry

While moving some of the rubbish out I found a mouse nest made from chewed up frost protection fleece and scuttling around a box was this 2 inch (50mm) beauty:

DSCN7207 spider

It looks to me to be a Eratigena atrica, sometimes called a giant house spider


  1. You got it John. Can't they run fast.

    1. Adrian: Yes, it made me jump when it first moved.

  2. Woah! Strange to see one this tome of year!

    1. Simon: Haven't seen one indoors for several years. Took me by surprise seeing it in the greenhouse.


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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