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Re: New Slug invasion expected for 2015
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2015, 09:14:45 AM »
I had a few grass clippings added to my compost heap yesterday. It's been really dry here until yesterday morning when we had a bit of rain. The number of slugs was amazing on the pile!

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Re: New Slug invasion expected for 2015
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2015, 10:37:38 AM »
Oh yes - they wait patiently for an evening following rain!

 

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Re: New Slug invasion expected for 2015
« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2015, 01:22:32 AM »
Oh yes - they wait patiently for an evening following rain!

And as a result I have just completed a very successful slug hunt! - Well what else can you do at 1 o'clock in the morning other than collect up all the bags of fresh horse manure before anyone else spots it?

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Re: New Slug invasion expected for 2015
« Reply #23 on: June 15, 2015, 10:56:49 AM »
 ROL :-))
 

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Re: New Slug invasion expected for 2015
« Reply #24 on: June 17, 2015, 05:50:50 PM »
Last year the slugs were demolishing my onions this year they are after the potatoes. Same bit of ground though just a different crop. So last night was back down the allotment with LED torch strapped to my head, spoon in one hand and bottle of salt flavoured water in the other. I removed a dozen from 1 potato plant alone. My potatoes were late going in this year so there is not a lot of growth on them yet - not that the slimy creatures seem to care. If only there was a market for salted slugs I would be making a fortune!

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Re: New Slug invasion expected for 2015
« Reply #25 on: June 17, 2015, 10:36:01 PM »
Little sods aren't they - they've really made a meal of a couple of your haulms.

Salted slugs - hmm - could be a money spinner if you lived on the other side of the channel!  lol(1)
 

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Re: New Slug invasion expected for 2015
« Reply #26 on: June 18, 2015, 01:36:31 AM »
More a case of what haulms!  Anyway put the head gear on again this evening and been down to the plot to see how things are getting on, armed of course with the usual tools. Not quite as many on the potatoes compared to the previous night but still removed loads of the slimy creatures.

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Re: New Slug invasion expected for 2015
« Reply #27 on: June 18, 2015, 11:30:17 AM »
Sounds like you're winning the war there Wonky!  ThU:-)
 

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Re: New Slug invasion expected for 2015
« Reply #28 on: June 18, 2015, 11:55:47 AM »
If only!!  ROL :-))

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Re: New Slug invasion expected for 2015
« Reply #29 on: June 19, 2015, 08:24:45 AM »
Either it was too cold for them last night or I am really winning the war! Only managed to find 2 maybe 3 dozen  -still I'm not resting yet!

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Re: New Slug invasion expected for 2015
« Reply #30 on: June 19, 2015, 10:07:20 AM »
When you've wiped the slugs out you'll be able to start on your mole hunting! Ever thought of a career change? Being a pest control officer could be an attractive proposition!!  ROL :-))
 

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Re: New Slug invasion expected for 2015
« Reply #31 on: June 19, 2015, 12:02:13 PM »
Hmm not sure that would be the ideal career move at the moment! However I do have an ancestor who was a rat catcher - maybe I have inherited some sort of blood lust from him.  lol(1)  RedFaced:-(

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Re: New Slug invasion expected for 2015
« Reply #32 on: June 19, 2015, 09:11:44 PM »
Today decided to remove one of my tomato plants from the greenhouse and replace it with one of the spares. Reason being that one large slug had decapitated  the growing tip from it. The replacement  has a bit of catching up to do but hopefully will prove to have been the sensible way to go!
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Re: New Slug invasion expected for 2015
« Reply #33 on: June 19, 2015, 11:59:29 PM »
Couldn't you have encouraged one of the side shoots to take over the 'leader' role Wonky?

Guess where you'll be on patrol tonight  lol(1)
 

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Re: New Slug invasion expected for 2015
« Reply #34 on: June 20, 2015, 09:07:39 PM »
Couldn't you have encouraged one of the side shoots to take over the 'leader' role Wonky?

Guess where you'll be on patrol tonight  lol(1)


Funny you should say that Gee I thought that to and nearly said it as one of mine last year I missed a side shoot that beat the leader by a mile  CW ;-)

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Re: New Slug invasion expected for 2015
« Reply #35 on: June 20, 2015, 09:30:52 PM »
I just thought that the whole plant was struggling and as I had a spare one already potted up decided it was probably best to swap the plants. The replacement is a little bit behind the others but has now settled in nicely and should catch up soon.

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Re: New Slug invasion expected for 2015
« Reply #36 on: June 20, 2015, 11:44:17 PM »
All's well that ends well . . . .  ThU32:-)