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KaymayKaymay Posts: 76

I can't believe that I am already going out in the dark with my torch in my Pj's to collect a bag of slugs. I only popped out to move a couple of plants out of the wet and there they all were, climbing merrily up the wall. Well that's the first batch but didn't realise I would have to start this early. Another job on my list !!. 

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  • Snow MaidenSnow Maiden South Coast UKPosts: 862

    Slugs in our garden never seem to take a holiday, they always find something to chomp on no matter what time of year it is.image

  • Gardening shouldn't be a chore- leave the slugs to the toads and frogs !

  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 10,153

    Found a tiny one eating a snowdrop flower a few days ago.  Not a toad or frog in sight, so took matters in to my own hands image

    The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page  - St Augustine
  • What, you ate it? Good for you, waste not, want not.  Hostafan, you listening? 

    H-C

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,505

    image

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    I bought copper rings for the first time last week, when I saw the ss had been at two pots of alstromeria. I've also put the rings in my hosta pots although they're not into growth yet

    SW Scotland
  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,202

    I have had two glorious weeks with hard frost and no slugs! It's business as usual now I guess. Louise, if you think there are enough toads and frogs in the world to eat the slugs, you are clearly on another planet from me! In summer I pick 300 a night. That's not all of them, it's how much time I allow on any one night.

  • Mark56Mark56 Windsor, BerkshirePosts: 1,653

    I'm hoping as winter wasn't as mild as last years, we won't have the complete boom in population! Turn over the soil in early Spring to expose any eggs for the birds. Failing that invest in some ducks, chickens or a pond for the frogs/toadsimage

    Last edited: 01 February 2017 17:03:17

  • Waz200Waz200 Posts: 54
    Posy says:

    ..........I pick 300 a night.

    See original post

     How many?!!!! ?? Do you actually find time to sleep? ???????????

  • mark56 says:

    I'm hoping as winter wasn't as mild as last years, we won't have the complete boom in population! Turn over the soil in early Spring to expose any eggs for the birds. Failing that invest in some ducks, chickens or a pond for the frogs/toadsimage

    Last edited: 01 February 2017 17:03:17

    See original post

     Ducks and chickens are considerably more destructive than slugs.

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