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Weekly photo challenge … Split Second

June 3, 2014

I struggle with slugs and snails; not I might add physically.  Snails, I might consider a bit kindly and they are pretty in a sluggy sort of way but slugs are ghastly.  I would not kill either purposefully but will look the other way when my husband slings one over the fence when he sees one near the hostas.  No matter how I try I cannot bring myself to admit they are valued in the in the ecosystem.  However Alys Fowler did write a discerning piece in the paper at the weekend called How I learned to love slugs. She tells us that the ‘slug’s role in the ecosystem is to keep the tide of green at bay. Without them, we would be drowning in half-rotting vegetation. They are the garbage collectors of the garden’.  I am still not convinced and wonder why they pick of a perfectly healthy seedling or my magnificent hosta.

While I will not be a convert overnight I will try to look at these slimy creatures in a new light … so meanwhile a split second snap of flowers that will, I am sure, soon be nibbled to death by my new found ‘best friends.’

6 Comments leave one →
  1. lapetitemaisonbijoux permalink
    June 3, 2014 7:53 am

    I share your pain! We have a garden full of weeds, so why did they choose to feast on my calendula seedlings?

  2. June 3, 2014 1:33 pm

    slugs are ghastly hate them


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