How's your slug tolerance coming along?

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How's your slug tolerance coming along?

Postby Geoff » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:38 pm

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Re: How's your slug tolerance coming along?

Postby robo » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:02 pm

I've never liked Packham I think he leaves a lot to be desired as a presenter his attitude to people working with him annoys me if he likes slugs let him live with them I will still squash them on sight
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Re: How's your slug tolerance coming along?

Postby Colin2016 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:17 am

Not a major problem for me that I am aware of, although did find a small one under a pot in the cold frame yesterday. Any I find go into a sealed container of washing up water so you could say they are being looked after.

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Re: How's your slug tolerance coming along?

Postby Pa Snip » Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:28 am

So far this year slugs have not been a problem, I guess it has been too dry.

Woodlouse seem to be more problematic.
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Re: How's your slug tolerance coming along?

Postby Westi » Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:21 pm

Agree Pa!

Everything I turn over on the plot has woodlice under it. The wood part of their name is a lie though, they are in the compost, under stones & bricks and the membrane paths.
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Re: How's your slug tolerance coming along?

Postby Johnboy » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:04 pm

To me both of the Guardian articles are totally illogical. Slugs to a gardener are a total menace. To say that they eat decaying matter and when they damage something green because it is probably decaying. Well my hedgerow is full of decaying material so why do they move out of the hedge in search of my lettuce and cabbages which are certainly not in any shape or form in a state of decay.
To suggest that we are destroying the food for wildlife is absolute nonsense. Anybody having a wildlife garden or area is very unlikely to even consider using any form of molluscs control.
Both articles are written to please the originator and see what a thoughtful person he is. A personal ego trip would be my way of summary.
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