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by Mouse2
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Our changing slug population
Replies: 26
Views: 3815

Re: Our changing slug population

... I fleetingly thought of flushing them down our toilet but knowing their tenacity I had a horror of visiting the downstairs loo this morning and discovering all 30 of them had painstakingly crawled back up the sewage pipe and were all cosily nestling around the inner pedestal rim! No thank you !...
by Mouse2
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Our changing slug population
Replies: 26
Views: 3815

Re: Our changing slug population

OMG, I feel sick now! :|
by Mouse2
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Our changing slug population
Replies: 26
Views: 3815

Re: Our changing slug population

http://www.slugwatch.co.uk/?page_id=21 That's put me right off my food, Alan! It seems that to properly identify my slugs, I would have to have a much closer look at them. I think I'll pass on that! :shock: Though this has reminded me of a childhood prank my sons once played on their grandparents. ...
by Mouse2
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Our changing slug population
Replies: 26
Views: 3815

Re: Our changing slug population

... but it is probably no coincidence that our thrush numbers are down here.
by Mouse2
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Our changing slug population
Replies: 26
Views: 3815

Re: Our changing slug population

After lower numbers of snails for a few years, I have seen a huge increase in their numbers again this year in my garden.
Isn't it strange how these things come and go, and with no obvious pattern across the country!
by Mouse2
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Our changing slug population
Replies: 26
Views: 3815

Re: Our changing slug population

I also keep uncovering what definitely look like strange-coloured slug eggs - a variety of colours - when I start digging over in spring. As I haven't bought in any garden centre /nursery plants that might have the slug-egg-sized fertiliser in them, I can't think what else they could be, and when I ...
by Mouse2
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Our changing slug population
Replies: 26
Views: 3815

Re: Our changing slug population

Primrose wrote: [...] I suspect I may approach my next roast duck and orange salad meal with slightly less enthusiasm after reading about their diet preferences!


My thoughts exactly, Primrose :D
by Mouse2
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Our changing slug population
Replies: 26
Views: 3815

Re: Our changing slug population

I'm about to go and remove some marrow plants now that the village show is over - there are probably loads lurking under them!
by Mouse2
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Our changing slug population
Replies: 26
Views: 3815

Re: Our changing slug population

I need ducks then - though the greenish horrors are so repulsive that i find it hard to imagine that even ducks would want them! :P
by Mouse2
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Our changing slug population
Replies: 26
Views: 3815

Our changing slug population

Over the 20-so years that we have lived in our present house, the large (in both size and quantity) garden slug population has changed completely! For years, we had the typical big black slugs, but it struck me recently that I can't remember when I last saw one. They have been completely replaced by...
by Mouse2
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 149
Views: 15731

Re: Summer Bits and Bobs

I haven't had one cucumber yet this year! One of my two plants was shoved into the only space left in the packed garden, a small, half-shaded spot at the base of a eucalyptus tree that I killed off last year. It's actually got some fruits on it now, which is more than can be said for the other plant...
by Mouse2
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Pa Snip Enterprise visits Agricultural Show
Replies: 46
Views: 9815

Re: Pa Snip Enterprise visits Agricultural Show

Blilmy, Robo, that' s impressive!

Well done, Pa Snip. You must have put in the work on your plot, despite everything else, in order to do so well :)
by Mouse2
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: How to present non-alcoholic beverage in village show
Replies: 11
Views: 3654

Re: How to present non-alcoholic beverage in village show

Pa Snip wrote:
Benching due by 10am Sat 8/9. Have not even started getting entries ready.

1 x Strawberry Jam,
1 x Marmalade
13 entries in veg class
4 entries in photographic

Mrs S has entered some floral stems.


Good luck to you both :)
by Mouse2
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: How to present non-alcoholic beverage in village show
Replies: 11
Views: 3654

Re: How to present non-alcoholic beverage in village show

BTW Mouse tell Mr Mouse his "assistance" could get your entry marked "Not as schedule" because the schedule specifies a bottle of cordial. It should specify the bottle type (colour), labelling and presentation, just as onions have to have the top tied. Thanks again - it's only a...
by Mouse2
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Pa Snip Enterprise visits Agricultural Show
Replies: 46
Views: 9815

Re: Pa Snip Enterprise visits Agricultural Show

I agree 100%, Monica, and already have some entries lined up that are far from perfect - in fact, I am not sure yet if any of my huge number of vegetable/ flower entries will be up to scratch this year. (I thing I am probably the most prolific entrant in our show, putting in a lot of veg, crafts, pr...

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