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I don't know whether you were able to listen to it, but Radio 4's Material World programme carried out an experiment to see whether snails have a homing instinct. They discovered that they did! Have a look at
for more information. I think you've done the right thing taking your slug to the other side of town!
The molluscs have an unerring homing device on them, andno matter what one does, the eggs will renew the supply of new generations of the little sods ! Just have a regular party time with stale beer, and let them get merry, lose the will to live, and dispose of them to the tip, or take them for a drive miles away.By and large, they are past caring by the time you collect them in the morning !
The slugs loved my first attempt at rhubarb last year, but I eventually succeeded and had a good first years growth. Now I'm looking forward to it growing back up again for the first harvest later in the year. To keep the slugs down I bought a slug bell from Garden Organic. Does anyone have any experience with these and do they work?
Best solution to slugs and snails Bucket of (very) salty water and big stomping boots !