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Gardeners, It’s Nematodes Time!

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Sunday, April 21st, 2013
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With most of the UK slowly getting towards low double digit temperatures, it’s now time to break out the nematodes. In the war against slugs, the Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita nematodes are an effective and safe weapon that can be used around pets, children and wildlife in the garden. Many gardeners consider them one of the very [...]

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Slugs and Slug Control Methods: Fact or Fiction?

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Sunday, March 31st, 2013
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The caffeine in old coffee grounds can kill slugs? Fiction! The level of caffeine in used coffee grounds isn’t nearly high enough to be fatal to slugs and snails. The same would also apply to fresh grounds. Used too much and it could adversely affect soil pH. Slugs love beer? Fact! Slugs and snails are [...]

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Do Slugs Carry Disease?

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Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
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Slugs and snails found in the UK are not themselves poisonous, however they can carry the lungworm parasite larvae Angiostrongylus vasorum. Also known as French heartworm, the parasite is most dangerous to dogs that eat infected slugs and snails and it can be a fatal condition if left untreated. The good news for dog owners [...]

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Animals That Eat Slugs

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Monday, March 4th, 2013
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Luckily for us gardeners there are a number of wild animals out there that love nothing more than to snack on a nice fat juicy slug or two. By encouraging these natural predators into the garden we can dramatically reduce the number of slugs eating our seeds, plants and crops. What’s more, it’s a completely [...]

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Plants Slugs Love to Eat

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Sunday, February 24th, 2013
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Here we have a selection of plants that are particularly susceptible to hungry slugs and snails. With this in mind, please make sure you read our Slug Control Methods article… Hostas Iris Delphiniums Lupins Busy Lizzies Daffodil flowers Orchid flowers Pansy flowers Primrose flowers Marigold leaves

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Slugs in the House

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Thursday, February 14th, 2013
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Not satisfied with being a nuisance in the garden, slugs can also make the journey indoors and be a pest inside the house. There is something particularly disgusting when coming downstairs for a glass of water during the night only to step barefoot on a slug in the dark! Is there no escaping the slimy [...]

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List of Slug Resistant Plants

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Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
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Although no plant can be completely slug proof, there are certainly some plants that slugs don’t like quite as much as others. As a general rule of thumb, slugs and snails tend to avoid plants that are hairy, bitter, tough, waxy or highly fragrant such as lavender. By no means an exhaustive list, the following [...]

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Slug Control Methods

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Saturday, February 9th, 2013
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The following is a selection of non chemical slug control methods, or as some gardeners call it, organic mollusc management… Slug Pellet Free First, a few words about chemical slug pellets and why I choose not to use them in the garden. The majority of slug pellets will typically contain the chemical ingredients metaldehyde or [...]

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Top 10 Slug Facts

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Thursday, February 7th, 2013
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Slugs are hermaphrodites, meaning they have both male and female reproductive organs and can fertilise their own eggs. All slugs can lay eggs, with each slug laying up to 100 eggs at any one time. Slugs can typically live for about a year outdoors in the right conditions, longer still in a greenhouse. Most slug [...]

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What is a Slug?

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Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
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It would be fair to say that as far as garden pests go, the common slug (and snail) is likely to be top of most gardeners’ hit lists. So, in order to have a fighting chance of defeating them, it is important for us to know the enemy… Gastropod Mollusc The slug is a soft-bodied [...]

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