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Snails Eggs

Today I have discovered what I think are snails eggs in the soil around my chrysanthemum (the only one as yet unaffected by insect activity).

If I leave these to hatch will the snail-babies pose a threat to my plants? If so how do I play Herod to these innocents?


  • waterbuttswaterbutts Posts: 1,214

    Things that are creamy coloured and in a little cluster underground? Blackbirds love them. Just put them in a little heap on the birdtable along with the bird seed.

  • flowering roseflowering rose Posts: 1,632

    feed them to your fish if you have a pond.

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,216

    Unless of course they are slow release fertiliser pellets in the compost.

    Snail and slug eggs are usually translucent rather than cream or green or even blue like the fertiliser.

  • jean6jean6 Posts: 157

    I used to feed my fish but thats gone now so I squish them.. but reading about bir table.. now thats something i did`nt think off to the table next time..image

  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    As Berghill suggested, if you bought this plant in a pot it's probably slow-release fertilizer, especially if the spheres are singles, not in a cluster.

    If they are slugs - yes, they'll munch away at your plants, whatever the size.

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