There are couple of reasons:
1- First of all: because I didn’t listen to my own advice and I planted flowers that are slug magnets. I was lured by beautiful and colourful pansies and nemesias! Slugs bought bigger pants, brought cutlery and had al fresco dinner.
2- I didn’t set traps that worked well in my previous garden.Last year I poured organic liquid (instead of beer) into the traps and slugs went crazy!
Yes, they got drunk!:-)
I couldn’t find this eco-liquid in any shop this year and beer-traps and copper tape didn’t help much to be honest.
3-The other thing is: slugs in my new garden are much bigger and there is loads of them! The cute, little frog that lives in our garden is too small to eat these giant anacondas!
4-We don’t have a hedgehog. And we CAN’T have one, because hubby would like to pet it, name it and love it with all his heart and you CAN’T do that with wild animals! Believe it or not, he tried to catch hedgehog once. He has special gloves :-O
Pansies and nemesias are pretty much gone. I’m planning to buy new flowers and I’m going to stick strictly to my list!
Either that or I let hedgehog-obsessed husband build hedgehog home (or Elmyra trap, as I call it) in the bushes.
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