Thursday, 12 May 2011

This means war...

In her lovely book The Glory of the Garden, Joan Wolfenden suffered the same problems as any gardener at this time of year: 

"Slugs have eaten nearly all the lettuce. They've left a few baby cos and I shall cut up grapefruit shells and scatter them round the sugar peas and lettuce and tonight with murder in my heart I shall go out in the moonlight with torchlight and bucket. How I hate killing them, but it has to be done. "

Murder indeed! I had to kill my first 2 slugs today, they've eaten nearly all my marjoram, and now they're working their way through the radish and climbing beans. 

Watch out slugs. torch and bucket at the ready...

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