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Postby Marge » Tue Sep 05, 2006 10:49 pm

I remember reading an article about slug control years ago. When asked for his preferred method of control this bloke put 'shotgun' :shock:
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Postby Carole B. » Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:06 pm

I know what they're called round here...Gurt Big Orange Bu**ers!
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Postby Helen Nilsson » Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:25 am

Over here in Sweden they are known as Spanish Murder slugs, as they are happy to eat other slugs as well as all the plants in the garden, latin name Arion lusitanicus. They are a serious problem and are an alien species. They can vary in colour from light brown to almost black, but should not be confused with forest slugs. Questions have actually been raised in parliament here, wondering what can be done about them. I use the garden clippers on any I find, after they had eaten all my lettuce and killed my courgettes, as well as eaten holes in my aubergines, I have no scruples about killing the horrible things!
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Postby oldherbaceous » Wed Sep 13, 2006 1:57 pm

Dear Helen, big game hunting will take on a whole new perspective now. :shock: :wink:
Watch out big slugs, Helen is about. :wink:

Kind regards Old Herbaceous.

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Postby richard p » Wed Sep 13, 2006 2:38 pm

pure coincidence i dipped into a book on the cretan resistance this morning and found a reference to snail and grass stew being about the only food available during the winter of 42. aparently a lot of the islanders would have starved without it.
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Postby arthur e » Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:14 pm

Only a Cretin would do that Dick, Did they not think to add a bit of garlic and pretend slugs were allready shelled snails. :wink:
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Postby madasafish » Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:44 am

We keep ALl our eggshels and find that crushed eggshells strewn round strawberries make an excellent deterrent.

I don't bother trying to kill them as our garden is surrounded on 2 sides by a very wet (complete with marshy bit) 20 acre field so it would be apointless job. And in the autumn the wood pigeons eat my lettuces before the slugs do:-(
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Postby Primrose » Fri Sep 15, 2006 4:48 pm

We get these giant slugs too, but I now get my own back and stick them on the bird table. They seem too big for the blackbirds and frogs to cope with but the magpies love them ! (Not that I really want to encourage magpies onto my bird table but I can't think of any other way of getting rid of them which ensures they don't simply slither back).
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