Posted: 17/09/2012 at 22:08
It is so heartening to see that there are people out there that really do care about our wildlife and will not use pellets in their gardens to get kill slugs/snails. I do not know how people can live with themselves that use SALT and other INHUMANE ways to kill them - disgraceful, and audrey23 should be ashamed taking a perverse pleasure in stamping on them. They are creatures that need to eat to live like all of us (and a lot of them do eat the rotting matter, etc. on the ground). There are other ways to protect young shoots and plants (e.g. planting inexpensive decoy plants, such as marigolds, until the plants become more established and humane ways to get rid of them. Hedgehogs. frogs and birds will eat them and if you must destroy then using stout/beer iI believe is one of the kinder ways though still not very nice. You can always gather them up and take them to woodland or a nature reserve.