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Wednesday 7 September 2016

Wordless Wednesday - Keeping the Spiders at Bay

Don't forget to collect conkers and put them in the corners of your window sills to prevent spiders coming in and setting up home for winter!

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  1. Thanks for the tip. We have a couple of horse chestnuts at the cottage and were wondering what to do with the fruit. :)

  2. I always seem to pick up a conker or two and pocket them at this time of year - but, hey, I like spiders too!

  3. Conkers- never heard them called that before. We ball them buckeyes. Ohio, the state I was born in is called the Buckeye State. Love them, make me think of 'home'.

  4. Lovely image, Chell. Is it true about spiders and conkers? If so, I'm going to collect some as soon as they start falling!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous image...and thanks for the tip about conkers deterring spiders...I will be collecting some tomorrow for my window sills!
    Helen xox

  6. I've been keeping an eye out in the park for conkers. There's one tree in particular that looks like it's going to drop a few big ones - I hope I get there first! :oD

  7. Chestnuts - haven't seen them in a long time.
    Thanks for linking up at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/09/orchids-other-worldly.html

  8. Learned something I didn't know!

  9. I'm trying not to look very closely!!!! ;-D


  10. I had no idea!! Spiders are not always good to have inside the house, especially here where some such as the Brown Recluse have a deadly bite! Little regular ones are OK but do make a lot of nuisance webs to clean up. Problem is, no conkers here, horse chestnuts are not a local tree.

  11. Hi Chel, that is a great tip I did not know about!
    Wishing your a HAPPY BIRTHDAY today!! Enjoy whatever you do sweet friend!! :)
    Hugs, Julie

  12. Hi Chel!!! Long time, no visit. That is a great photo, and I had no idea, that they could help keep the wee crawlies out. Now, if only I could find some. I'm not sure we have them growing here.

  13. Oh those spiders want to settle in before the winter comes along. Great share! Thank you. Have a great weekend. Where does time go?

  14. I'm going to have to ship some conkers from England!

  15. I've heard about the conker trick before but have never been sure if it works. I once investigated some sprays/plugins made out of the same substance and cried laughing at the reviews on Amazon about how much the spiders seemed to love them! x

  16. HI Chel!
    We have lots of chestnuts down at our cottage...
    I have never heard this before!
    Do we wait for them to ripen and split?
    Do we put the skin and the nut inside on our window sills?
    These won't attract other critters, will they? Hahaha!
    Hope you had a lovely birthday!
    Linda :o)

  17. Spider season as I call it is well and truly here, but I had the builder block up and seal any holes when we had work done to this house and it really does help. There's a big one by the back door-on the outside-but it can stay, and a huge False Black Widow in the porch which is busy catching flies...doing a great job!

  18. Really? I didn't know! I'll get some conkers during the weekend, because I always have lots of spiders coming in this time of year!


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