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Will this prolonged dry heat be killing off slugs?  Or are they just hiding in shady nooks, to reappear in rampaging hoards as soon as there's some rain?  I know snails can withstand drought because they can seal the opening of their shells, but they must have to come out and feed, mustn't they?  


  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234
    Ha ha I hear me some wishful thinking...
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,138
    Unfortunately they are just hiding and when the weather breaks they will come out in full force, 😱😱😱
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,994
    Lift up the collapsed foliage on herbaceous plants and you will find your missing molluscs.
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 8,860
    The snails here are getting a hammering (literally) from the thrushes. I think they've grouped up in damp places and are too easy to find. There's broken shells piling up all over the place.
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
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