Pumpkin spider / Korsedderkopp

Araneus diadematus is commonly called the European garden spider or sometimes the pumpkin spider (korsedderkopp). I presume this is the male carefully approaching the female without being eaten for dinner!
Did you know they eat the web and contents every night spinning a new one each day!

….and when you wake up in the morning and a spider has been busy at work all night with its web attached to the bed, the ceiling and a pile of clothes on the floor! Such is being closely connected with nature…

Pizza Hemerocallis

Tonight’s pizza ingredients found on a random forage in the garden: 3 different day lily species flower buds, including the first yellow Hemerocallis altissima, H. citrina (in the middle) with Malva moschata and M. alcea, second flush nettles, Campanula trachelium (new leaves after cutting down), Sonchus oleraceus (common sow thistle) and broad beans, with shallots, garlic, chili, oregano and topped with the year’s first poppy seed!

Edibles & ornamental plants

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