Posted: 30/07/2012 at 21:43
Bumper year is an understatement. Plague might be more appropriate. Those slimy swines have scoffed everything above ground level in my garden forcing me to retrieve my overwintered onions when they were scarcely bigger than the sets I planted in late October. Unlike other responders I have a slightly more medieval approach and 'collect' slugs on a sharpened pea cane before staking them out in a tree for the birds to help themselves to my slug shish kebab. Snails, owing to a childhood fondness to Brian from the Magic Roundabout, receive a stay of execution but instead find themselves on a short flight to an adjacent piece of ground. I have made no impact on the population of slugs or snails but I feel slightly avenged after a good night hunt.