Posted: 17/04/2013 at 01:04
Hey dibbley dorcas - no - hang on - dibladocus....are you related to hocus pocus?
I loathe slugs and snails, but loathe using slug pellets or any other poisons - especially when it comes to babies and dogs. I think you are so wise to use caution. In my four acres - almost everything is allowed to live because everything has a value.
Mummy MP and Verdun have given such good advice in my opinion.
I look after 4 acres, and have found that nature usually sorts it all out. Hedgehogs and birds make a feast out of snails and slugs. The thrushes have a special "smash the living hell out of it" place for preparing their snails. As long as you dont get too "precious" about the plants and concentrate more on things like - attracting butterflies, bees, birds, hedgehogs it all seems to just take care of itself, although weeding can be a chore.
Confession.......I use mole traps ! Moles make me swear ! When I catch those little .....darlings I give the corpses to my friend who feeds them to his snake !