Outside nobody is napping! The slugs and snails are wide awake and hungry from another dry day keeping them in their shelters under rocks and in cool shaded areas. Now the grazing begins, so before I get too comfortable, warm or half sozzled I have to drag myself (reluctantly) into the cool still night air to go on slug patrol.
|Break it up boys the spinach party is over!|
|Pink primroses are a big hit with slugs out the back garden|
At home slugs would appear late at night in the back kitchen crossing the floor and climbing walls looking for food. These guys were giants, black, long and slimy with their distinctive silvery trails glinting in the light. In some ways its easier to track them at night with the lamp light reflecting back their tracks.
What do I do with the slugs and snails I catch?
Unlike Eileen who drowns them overnight in beer or kills them on sight during the daytime I just escort them to another part of the garden and let them go! I just cant kill them-I like them too much!