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Discussion in 'Gardening Discussions' started by Verdun, Jul 20, 2018.

  1. Verdun

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    hardly a slug or snail to be seen in the garden for weeks but I was disappointed to see my clumps of dwarf delphiniums tapering off in their flowering. First thought the hot dry weather was the reason but I suspected something.
    Tonight I went out to inspect the clumps only to find the fattest slugs I have seen all season and plenty of them too.....must have collected 20 of the blighters.
    So, hopefully, my delphiniums will resume full flowering again very soon :)
     
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      @Verdun they are a pain at destroying plants and sorry they've been having a go at your dwarf delphiniums as they're a beautiful plant :love30:...you might end up night hunting ;)
       
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      :yikes: @Verdun - those poor little fat slugs ...you know how much they enjoy cool wet days, and there they are, suffering in all these high temperatures, drying up in the sun, finding it hard to care for their babies.... and all they needed was the shelter of a couple of plain old delphiniums for a prayer meeting and rain dance - and you have ended their very existence .....how could you :uh-oh:
       
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        If it was up to me they'd all be [​IMG] away….Tetters don't say a word [​IMG]
         
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        Oh don't you just :wub2:good behaviour :yahoo:….i'm waiting [​IMG]
         
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        I'm a good guy really...I just kill slugs! :noidea:
        Well, snails, weevils, wasps, lily beetles, ants if they come into my home; eggs of cabbage white butterfly too.:noidea:

        A context though. We encourage predators into our gardens then turn away as they do the killing for us!:noidea:

        Hey Tetters! " a couple of plain old delphiniums":gaah:. I'll have you know these are Cliveden Beauty, prob the best of the dwarf varieties. :):) :) Mind you, this year they made 5' plus....before the slugs arrived. I'm expecting them to be in their full glory in a couple of weeks but at 2 to 3' :yes:.
         
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          Oh well, if they`re Cliveden Beauty, I suppose that`s ok then......mind you, you could have investigated next doors tomato plants as a suitable alternative resting place for the poor creatures.... :dunno: .... :catapult::psnp::catapult:
           
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            Now, that's an idea Tetters :snorky:

            He is a noisy, noisy so and so :gaah:. I have been over to him a couple of times now but my hands get a bit sore around his neck (ha ha not too far from the truth :snorky:) so dumping my slugs on him sounds very good.:yes: Can I say it was your idea?:snorky:
             
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              Yes you can .... snails are easier to send - by air mail :biggrin:
               
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