Slug patrol has started
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 !!.
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.
Gardening shouldn't be a chore- leave the slugs to the toads and frogs !
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
What, you ate it? Good for you, waste not, want not. Hostafan, you listening?
Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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
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.
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/toads
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How many?!!!! ?? Do you actually find time to sleep? ???????????
Ducks and chickens are considerably more destructive than slugs.