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Saturday, December 26, 2009

The trail of diversity.


 

 

 

I was reading somewhere about a healthy garden is the one that support diversity of life, in the form of plants, veggies, butterflies, bugs, insects, ants, slugs, snails etc. And definitely Man will be the central feature within this diversity, being the one consciously working to create such environment. But there will be food chain within these diversity. One will chew another. One is the food of another.

Every morning, these marks are very much visible on concrete pavement beside the house. I know these are made by one of the many creature thriving in the garden... slugs and snails!!

Snails and slugs had been chewing our marigolds and soft veggies....... Oh well...


~bangchik
Putrajaya.

10 comments:

  1. I thought these were chalk markings.

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  2. For a moment I thought it was one of those unexplained phenomena.

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  3. Arghhhhhh! 'The Enemy' has struck again!!!! Is no one safe???
    Hugs, be strong
    xx

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  4. I am always amazed at the trails they leave-- sometimes up the side of the house, defying gravity.

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  5. I met 3 centipedes that became my victims this afternoon when clearing my mini garden.

    I added salt to the slugs.

    I killed a few caterpillars.

    My garden always supports diversity of life, not me.

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  6. Although I love diversity in the garden, I do not like slugs. If I see one, a few grains of salt dropped on top of them quickly turns them into slime. yuk. Kathy

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  7. Clever! Whenever I see those diverse markings I think me dost protest too much! So hard to be rid of... a constant battle. Salt ... I am so mean... but they will wipe out small plants in a few days time. I am all for diversity... but there is a limit.

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  8. BELLE, LISA, CARRIE, JANET, RAINNIE, KATHY, CAROL.

    I do kill them from time to time..... But I don't actually search for them. As a precaution, I put poison pellets around marigolds to get rid of them.

    How bad they turn out to be if we look at marigolds and soft veggies, snails and slugs do exist for a reason. They chew things and turn them into quick manure... just like worms.

    Worms are nicer because they pick dead leaves, but snails are choosy and chew good leaves. In small numbers, snails and slugs are tolerable, I think.

    Have Fun
    ~bangchik
    Putrajaya

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  9. Hi Just read your article and thought you would like to know of a brilliant slug protector....I like you and most gardeners suffer from slugs and snails in this damp weather and in fact now that the climate has changed we have the slug and snail problem all year round, I have tried beer traps, copper tape, and wire salt, egg shells, even throwing them in my neighbours garden etc,etc all these methods are not practical long lasting and are harmful to our wildlife. recently a lady gardener recommended a new device to control slugs and snails called the slugbell she has used it and found it to be absolutely brilliant at controlling them I have just ordered 6 of them to place around my flowers and vegetable garden ,here is there web page www.slugbell.com they use both Organic or Normal Metaldehyde bug pellets and that the small amount of pellets needed will last up to three months.!!! as they don’t dissolve in the soil and they are pet i. e. Cat , Dog and wildlife Safe Brilliant for pet owners , I will try anything to keep my garden looking how it should whilst protecting natures cycle.

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  10. Thanks slugbell....

    I have tried poison pellets orange/pink in colour and place them around plants. So far these pellets proved effective. I normally use them when there are sign of damage by snails and slugs. I dont mind supporting few snails and slugs to play around this biodiversity thing.

    ~bangchik

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