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When do slugs wake up?

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 15:30

Really? That's a shame it seemed such a simple idea since I can remember my grandparents using egg shells as a deterrent. Oh well it'll be broken down calcium for some creature of the garden no doubt. Looks like I'd better not give up on my chop sticks in the evening method then.

DIY heated propagator

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 15:29

Alan - it looks like you can get them from pretty much anywhere! For instance looking on eBay I find photographs exactly the same as the ones Brum has posted earlier.

When do slugs wake up?

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 14:12

Roughly on the topic of slugs. I don't know if I got the idea of doing this from this forum or elsewhere but I have of late been collecting my egg shells as they're used - washing them out in soapy water and then popping them in the oven for 10 minutes when I'm cooking dinner to kill any nasties and dry them out.

I now have half a jar full of egg shells (crushing them slightly to save on space since they'll be crushed eventually anyway) ready to use when I sew seedlings out into the garden.

Does anyone else have any novel ideas for keeping the slugs at bay?

When do slugs wake up?

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 13:57

I don't think they ever really fell asleep this year.


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 13:15

No fasting when you're unwell!! It'll do you no good what so ever. Just eat normally for a few days and give your body the food and energy it needs to recover properly.

Good luck with your architect Fairy. I hate it when you find asshats like him who don't listen to what their customers want and get blindsided by what is "easiest".

Creeping buttercups..

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 13:11

The brand I used was Evergreen Complete Soluble Lawn Feeder and Weed Killer (you can buy it from pretty much anywhere). I don't know about pets though (I didn't think to look) you might need to keep them off the lawn until it dries?

Cats in Gardens

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 09:28

Oh Mark

Yes you have opinions we all have, but you must be a very foolish man if you think you can post your opinions and hope to stand any chance of having even a tiny grown up discussion on a forum where there will be many passionate cat owners / animal lovers who think the human race a disgrace and will be ready and waiting to jump down your throat.

I respectfully advise YOU ALL bite your tongue on this thread so that we can ALL let it die a dignified death. Don't feed those fishing for arguments with your passionate posts - your enthusiasm is being very poorly placed as I am sure we have several members who get great pleasure in keeping threads alive purely to see how much trouble they can cause.

This thread is going no where. We will not achieve an outcome - the original poster has not been back to the forum as far as I'm aware. Lets be sensible, close it down and move on to better things.


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 09:14

I really need to get back on the 5:2 diet. I felt loads better but winter and moving has left me so drained at the best of times its hard to get motivated. Could never have drunk a cat of coffee though no matter what my diet was. The smell alone of coffee makes me gag so wet cat mixed in would be awful!

A lad trying to catch his train this morning decided he would run THROUGH my stationary car parked on the main road.

Needless to say it turns out foolish young men bounce quite well.

It also turns out (after he smeared himself across my boot trying to keep as tight to the racing line as possible despite there being no other car around) that

a) My car is amazingly filthy to the point that I should probably be a little ashamed

b) His lightly coloured clothing did not survive the incident without some very noticeable questionable stainage

c) The next train isn't for half an hour.

Strawberry Plants

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 07:17

Thanks for that Zoomer. I brought a pineberry but have covered the ground around it in slate to try & confuse the slugs. No babies here! Do you think I could harvest the seeds myself to plant up?

Gardening by the Moon

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 07:14
Tracey-Newbie wrote (see)
I just couldn't do it Verdun, it might work but I could not physically pick a slug or snail up, urghhhhhhhh I am a lot braver than I used to be, as long as I have gloves on, but just couldn't do it. Last summer there was one in the kitchen and I had to shout my OH in to move it!!!! Softy me

Chop sticks are your friend 


Biofreak I'd be interested in learning more about this. Are there any articles you'd recommend?  

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