- We have a a few of these in our garden at present (April). They have been around since last November or earlier. One that I see each day was huge up until about two weeks ago. Since then she has stopped maintaining her web and has shrunk by about 40%. The web is about 50-60% intact and what is there is poor quality. I am assuming that now the cold weather has arrived she has thrown in the towel and is going to starve to death. Is this correct???