Friday, 20 May 2016

Sliding into Action


The Royal Horticultural Society is apparently promising a detailed study of the best way to stop slugs and snails from causing havoc to garden plants (www.theguardian.com/lifestyle/2016/may/19/best-way-tackle-slugs-snails-gardening-rhs-study). They note that pellets, mulch and predatory nematodes have all be tried but these 'pests' (animals where we don't want them) continue to flourish in gardens. One could actually argue that the humans with their gardens encourage these beasties to do what comes naturally (i.e. eat lots of nice, well-watered plants). I'd put money on these adaptable molluscs.

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