Posted: 05/07/2014 at 17:51
Come the rain I'm afraid the slugs will return. A plank left on the ground overnight may collect about twenty underneath, so a handy jar of salted water is useful.
As for rubber balls, I bought some aluminium rods and the green rubber balls many years ago and use them for several things. i.e two four feet apart supporting peas on netting, as I can't get sticks locally; for making cages around my broad beans with string, and as support for ramming plastic sheets up against my new peas to prevent mice eating them, also with string to keep my raspberry plants from falling over. The balls safeguard the eyes. They must be ten years old, not cheap these days but are everlasting so in the long run quite a good buy.