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You would not believe how many of these creatures I lifted out of my garden yesterday, I had a flower pot full of them!

They have snail power alright, not of the speed variety but they certainly have the power to munch their way through my plants!!!

They munched on my foxgloves and lupins……….

………and my delphiniums and sunflowers!!!

Thankfully though it’s not spoiling how the plants look!

As they are all blooming their little hearts out.

I really do love this time of year when it’s all happening in the garden despite the best efforts of our shelled friends and their chums the slugs!

And what became of the flower pot full of snails, well they went to the ‘dark side of the fence’. Now that isn’t a euphemism for something horrible, I don’t approve of their behaviour but I would not harm them, no they really did go to live on the dark side of the fence at the top of my garden. There are a pile of pine needles there from my neighbours awful pine trees, I don’t know just how happy the snails are about this, I just wish they would eat the pine trees instead of my plants!!!

Now here we have altogether better behaved creatures (mostly ;)), Charlie and Lily watching the raindrops fall of the leaves. Yes raindrops!! We had rain this morning (how dare it) but thankfully it cleared up in the afternoon and the sun came out again.

Wishing you sunshine and a snail-less garden! 🙂

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Jane June 1, 2012 - 7:08 am

I think that lupins and foxgloves are number 1 on slugs and snails best food guide…..oh and hostas! They are very pesky aren’t they Vivienne. Lucky you getting a shower of rain it’s still been dry and warm here but the rain is heading this way for the weekend. Your garden is looking very pretty and those rain drops look fun in your photos. Have a lovely Jubilee weekend.
Jane x

Stephanie June 1, 2012 - 8:03 am

Dearest Vivienne,

My two youngest children are in love with snails. They look for them, observe and collect them. I have bought them a very informative children’s book about those dear creatures (cough, cough) and I recall loving them as much when I was small too. I am sorry to hear how they are devouring your garden though, Vivienne, I will tsk, tsk,tsk them from afar if that may help? 😉

Oh, and how I love foxgloves: I blame Little Grey Rabbit for that!

Jenny June 1, 2012 - 9:46 am

I’ve picked a fair few out of our garden too recently – though there hasn’t been a single one in the last couple of days! Mine are re-homed in the park across from our house 😀 Hope you win your battle with them, your flowers are looking lovely! x

Fleur Cotton June 1, 2012 - 12:02 pm

Yes I can believe it! I don’t have a problem with snails …. i have a problem with SLUGS. Every evening I go out in the evening armed with a plastic spade (known as the ‘slug pickerupperer’ ) and go slug hunting. As I have a field of horses over the fence at the bottom of my garden I get them on my little spade and throw them into the field .. it’s amazing that the next day I’ll still find even more – where do they come from!!!

My hostas have been devoured!

Have a good day snail hunting.
Fleur xx

Susan June 1, 2012 - 4:50 pm

Hello Vivienne…
Snails and slugs do cause havoc don’t they?….We have some lovely hostas in our garden and they can’t keep away from them…I’m never quite sure how to deal it and I never seem to catch them in action…..Isn’t it strange too how they like all the pretty things in the garden?
Love the pic of Charlie and Lily being very curious!
Hope you have a lovely Jubilee weekend,
Fingers still crossed for sunshine but no sign of it at the moment!
Susan x

Simone June 1, 2012 - 5:25 pm

Lovely photos Vivienne. I gave up on the slugs and snails ages ago and let them win! Have a lovely weekend. x

dorothy June 1, 2012 - 7:58 pm

charlie has grown so much! they are both very handsome cats =^.^=
ah, yes, what to do with snails? i tend to just live along with them, as like you i can’t bear to harm them. i love the snail pics 🙂

have a fun weekend! am really looking forward to it myself. nothing too special planned, just some much needed relaxation, bliss! 🙂

Mia June 2, 2012 - 4:10 pm

Hello Vivienne,

I know you hate the snails munching away your beautiful greens, but I must say they look fascinating to me as we very rarely see snails here (and I haven’t ever seen one of those hard-shelled in my life)! It seems that they’ve disappeared with ladybugs (never see them either these days), maybe they’ve all slowly 😉 moved from here to your garden?

Those cats are so big and handsome already, please kiss them for me!


thelinencat June 15, 2012 - 5:25 pm

I don’t mind snails so much, I am not so keen on slugs! I use nematodes though, so I’m not as kind as you…..I assume slug nematodes also kill snails…I feel mean now but they decimate my veg patch otherwise. Love seeing your cats out and about. Bethx

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