You rarely hear someone being happy about having slugs in their garden.
We’ve not had the nicest of weathers since yesterday afternoon. Strong winds, heavy rainfalls and high humidity and nor forgetting low temperatures. I know it was just the same during the night because I woke up and went downstairs. All the dogs were farting badly and just as I opened the door I realised Orvar also had a really bad stomach, we all noticed that when he farted on his way out. My kitchen still smell like chlorine this morning 🙂
We didn’t get out on a walk until way after 8am because of the bad weather but now I can see that the clouds are getting thinner and I almost saw the sun there for a while. They say we’ll get sunshine this afternoon and it will last for the rest of the week. I wouldn’t be surprised if the first frost comes next week if the sky is clear during the night, it would normally have come here this week but it has just been too cloudy during the nights to allow that to happen.
As You all know by now I almost never buy plants in fear of getting the Spanish slug to this area. That slug has no natural enemies here so it spreads like crazy and eat everything it reaches. Some people kill over 1000 every day in their gardens (and they become pretty big those slugs), otherwise they would have very little left in their gardens at all. There is however one slug that injures them and often also kill them, the Leopard slug (we call it the Panther slug), Limax maximus. I can happily now tell You that I have loads of the Leopard slug in my garden 🙂 It seems they like my warm compost and have multiplied there in big numbers 🙂 I did think I had unusually few slugs at all this summer 🙂
They only eat decaying plant parts so I will take care of these slugs as if they were my own children 🙂 🙂 🙂 Even if the Spanish one would try to get in to my garden it will most likely not be especially successful and that makes me happy 🙂 I guess that these slugs can be a reason the badgers like my garden so much that they visit it every night, they just love a juicy slug 🙂 It isn’t often one hear anyone being happy because they have lots of slugs in their garden 🙂
It is time to do the laundry and after that I’ll have a pot of tea and a small nap in front of the tv 🙂
Have a great day!