Wednesday, 20 June 2012


We recently made a trip to the garden centre. I swear they rub their hands with glee when they see us coming. It's very rare that we don't spend over £100 when we go there.

The main purpose of the visit was to get some nice colourful summer bedding plants to place round the garden in pots at strategic points to provide a splash of colour against the backdrop of weeds.

After my wallet had been thoroughly fricasseed and we had toiled and sweated to plant everything out we were able to enjoy gazing out of the window to see everything flourishing in the pouring rain that is this summer.

Unfortunately, we were unable to make the quantum leap of association between rain and new plants. We had created a veritable smorgasbord for the local slug and snail population who passed the message round and made as fast a trail as they could to our garden and then stripped the plants bare.

I ask you - what use is a slug? What was the creator thinking when He had the idea of making a slimy, obnoxious mollusc which spends its time eating young healthy plants? 

The answer can only be that it was to ensure that garden centres could profit and grow in abundance - for that is where we need to return. We're certainly doing our bit to get the economy back on track.

1 comment:

  1. We've just done the same. A tad less at plant buying end, but offset this saving with the additional cost of slug pellets and the like.

    Pleased to say that first night following sprinkling a tube and a bit of blue pellets ended in slug and snail carnage, A lake of dried slime. Seemingly that's them done, no repaets needed (so far) and the slugs are history (still lots in/on the lawn, but no inclination to seek flowers).

    Why were slugs invented? to annoy and rankle would be my guess, but then, we've never really hit it off!