For many gardeners, there is an ongoing battle to save precious plants and vegetables from the destructive attack of these mini enemies. And yet, it would be inconceivable to believe that slugs do not have an important part to play in the circle of life.
It can often feel like a losing battle in the war to save your favourite plants but there are tried and tested methods which gardeners turn to and a combination of methods is often the best bet!
Whilst it may seem that slugs are having a party in your garden, there are plants on which they are not so keen. This is not a definitive list but it certainly worth considering if slugs are decimating your borders!
There are some plants that slugs just love to eat and planting them can be a party call to all the slugs in the neighbourhood to gather!
Carrots over the years have been my nemesis: hardly growing at all and looking like micro-carrots, or growing arms and legs and looking like alien invaders!
You may remember last month that I told you which six plants were my absolute must-haves for the garden, and asked you which ones were yours? The response was overwhelming! I hope that the following choices from a wide readership make you think about your own plant choices, and inspire you!
'How to get Kids Gardening', the new book by Lee Connelly, is the book you need to get the whole family out in the garden creating real memories together.
Are your rhododendrons, camellias and azaleas looking a little tired? The chances are these acid-loving plants are in need of an ericaceous boost!