‘How much is that sluggy in the garden –
the one with the glutinous trail?
How much is that sluggy in the garden?
I do hope that sluggy will … push off!’
Sorry folks – the slug situation is now SO bad that I was driven to that!
They are vile.
They come in ‘small and curly’, ‘flat and orange with a flounced skirt’, ‘brown and petite’, ‘grey blob’ and ‘6 inch black and menacing’, and THEY ARE ALL REVOLTING!
Meanwhile, down on the veg plot, all that is left is:
plot 1: one small sage plant, a small straggly parsley and half a lettuce – oops, forgot the chives (which are doing well!)
plot 2: 1 pathetic and chewed broad bean plant and about three eaten radishes
plot 3: raspberry canes ready for next year + about 2 raspberries a day off old canes, a few strawberry plants with a few unformed strawberries on them and the remains of a few ripe strawberries consumed by wood lice before they turned pink, AND a re-infestation of mint
plot 4: 5 out of 8 runner bean plants of which only 2 seem to understand that the direction they should be heading in is UP.
NOW do you understand why my poetry is SO pathetic?!
If anyone can tell me a good reason for slugs, please let me know. (The same goes for snails and woodlice)
Meanwhile, I’m off to attack the marjoram which has taken over a huge tract of garden. Fancy a pizza?