That's a little tiddler @willow - you should see the size of some of them here! They have all appeared again now that we've had some rain, I go out at night sometimes & pick them up & throw them in the council recycling bin we have where they can munch on the cooked food waste & perennial weeds in there instead of my plants!
I've heard that before Geumlover, unfortunately the slugs here haven't! I often pick these whoppers off my plants which they are happily munching, they love my tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, dahlias etc., they're omnivores & will eat almost anything.
Most of my slugs are large blacks which actually come in lots of different colours including orange/brown/beige, they're supposed to prefer rotting vegetation to fresh plants but don't seem to mind how fresh they are here, they will eat squashed dead slugs but don't actively 'hunt' - I believe Spanish slugs will hunt & Leopard slugs will also. Had leopard slugs at our old garden but haven't noticed any here yet. Here's a couple of pics. I took of leopard ones about 10 years ago, I think they're rather beautiful creatures:-
& here's one of my whopping big slugs chomping on potato foliage last night:-
I threw about 8 big fat slugs in the 'green waste' bin again yesterday, they keep stealing the bird food off the ground trays! I've never used slug pellets, I know you can get better 'wildlife-friendly' ones now but I still worry about the birds, frogs & hedgehogs eating the slugs & snails that have eaten them. Apparently some slug pellets are cereal based & cats & dogs can be attracted to eating them although they would need to eat a large number to make them ill, I'll try & find where I read that, can't remember just now.
I found what it was I'd read, it was in the Telegraph last year & was in relation to slug pellets being used in farming, sometimes they have spillages which dogs can be attracted to so be careful if you walk near farmland. Slug Pellets & dogs.
They're probably not 'gourmet' enough for Dylan grindle! I don't imagine many dogs would want to eat them but a big pile in a field like in the article might be tempting to some, I would be worried if we still had a dog as we used to walk ours sometimes on the moss here with tracks along the edge of farm fields with veg. & cereal crops in & it wasn't something which would have occurred to me then.
vrgardens: Generally getting the back garden ready for winter. Lots to cut away and tidy up.
Oct 26, 2016 11:13:19 GMT
Geumlover: Autumn is the time to build the compost heap, or at least that's what the old books say.
Oct 29, 2016 19:56:34 GMT
robh: hi ian how are things your end yes if you have sonia id like when are you digging your tubers up this year
Nov 14, 2016 15:47:08 GMT
roofgardener: Good Luck to all Garden Friends as Storm Doris descends on us. Batten down the hatches, and keep safe everybody.
Feb 23, 2017 8:12:38 GMT
grindle: hope you don't get any flying greenhouses up there roofie
Feb 23, 2017 8:31:26 GMT
Rosie: I was thinking that too Grindle. We have snow...
Feb 23, 2017 10:28:34 GMT
supersid: could any one tell me what i am doing wrong with my hibiscus lisa bonita the leaves were nice shiney green now they are going white
Jun 2, 2017 15:11:37 GMT
Louise: Is anybody out there
Aug 5, 2018 6:34:42 GMT
Deleted: Oh well my books calling me for half the night
Sept 6, 2018 17:58:08 GMT
thecrackedpotgardener: this is the voice of the thecrackedpotgardener your are not alone i am watching you all mwhahahahahahahahaha
Sept 28, 2018 17:25:34 GMT
joysie21: Do anyone buy the gardeners world magazine as I want to enter competitions I have the gardeners answer magazine which is free with lloyds club account
Nov 5, 2018 9:19:29 GMT
libralady: Hello Bess, I have resurrected your post about using elderflowers. I will try the fizz but could you please send your recipes for the cordial and syrup. Thanks and regards.
Nov 21, 2018 18:03:23 GMT
joysie21: i get the garden answer mag every month with free flower seeds which i dont need do anyone want them fo swaps
May 30, 2019 20:20:20 GMT
gail: Hello everyone...Wendy, Joan, Corinne. Please let me know if you can see me now.
Aug 10, 2019 9:01:47 GMT
heikki: Hello Wendy and all group,I hope you find now
Aug 13, 2019 19:18:08 GMT
libralady: Put the last of the Cosmos in a vase this morning, then pulled the rain-battered plants out. They have been beautiful all summer.
Oct 2, 2019 12:14:37 GMT
daitheplant: Just to say that Moira (LadyM) passed away from cancer in August.
Oct 28, 2019 20:50:24 GMT
SueA: So sorry to hear that daitheplant, I've only just noticed your message & all of us send our condolences. Take care.
Nov 15, 2019 9:00:59 GMT