Heres something for the ecologically minded among us. I seem to be overrun with the blighters, to the point that I am thinking about going out at nights with a jar collecting them in an effort to control their numbers. But do they provide some sort of benefit, or is it just their purpose to leave trails everywhere, much on everything in sight and make lots more little slugs.
They are mainly the green spotted type, but I occasionally see big fat black ones too.
Is anyone else seeing a rise in slug numbers, or am I alone in looking closely at my gardens at night time?
Reminds me of a true story that happened to a friend of mine.
A few years back me and a few friends used to go out clubbing alot, Anyway one night a mate of mine was so wasted he fell into his back garden and went to sleep there, He said when he woke up the nexy morning he had two slug trails on him, but what worried him was one slug trail ended near his mouth.
Evolution exploits niches, and a vacuum is soon filled. Many creatures have evolved to take advantage of niches that nothing else had filled, and maybe the slug was one of them.
I have a large pond in my garden, and each spring it's a mass of mating frogs. The garden is full of frogs, although we hardly ever see one, and as a consequence there's never a slug in sight. Get a pond, and say goodbye to slugs.
i would love a pond wanted one for years but the wife keeps bringing up the grandchildren,now i,ve suggested that they don,t need to visit or stay the odd weekend so as i can get a pond.then for some reason her face goes red and i swear she has horns that come out.so no pond yet.