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29/09/2013 at 21:47

I think that I am feeding my birds too well.  I can't remember when I last saw one eating a slug or snail.  There have been a lot of them this year.  Tidying up one of my shrubs recently, I was amazed to find a tiny snail tucked into the centre of almost every leaf cluster.  There was no sign of nibbled leaves, though.  Is it a snail nursery, I wonder?  Unfortunately, I absolutely hate killing anything, and accidentally stepping on a slug or worm makes me feel really sick.  I've tried catching the pesky critters and dumping them on the common land opposite my house, but I think they come straight back again.

05/07/2014 at 20:10

I put some marigolds in my garden went to water them in late evening and they were covered in slugs no leaves left. So first thing i thought of was salt, wrong killed everything. Still got loads of slugs. My garden is clay.

02/05/2015 at 18:24

I am seriously considering nematodes.

29/07/2015 at 21:15

Slugs and snails are defintley attracted to slug pellets. My tactic is to sprinkle pellets over the fence into neighboring gardens

29/07/2015 at 21:25

and what about their animals............. or kids ......... I would be absolutely blazing if you did this in my garden. How can you be so irresponsible!!!


and yes - I did tone this comment down!!!

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