aphid-eating-spiders

I have a problem with aphids in the greenhouse, especially on the aubergine plants.  I would spray them with a soapy solution, but several long-legged spiders with orange bodies have appeared in there, but I don't know what they are.  Will they eat the aphids, or are they going to eat the aubergine plants too?

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,612

    No idea what they are, but they're far more likely to eat the aphids than the aubergines image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Sounds good to me.  Should I refrain from spraying with soapy water?  Don't want to give them indigestion.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,612

    I usually remove aphids between finger and thumb or with a soft brush -

    are your spiders on here? http://www.uksafari.com/spiders.htm 

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
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