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Slugs...again

Post #1 by GrannyGrottbags » Sat Sep 03, 2016 2:52 pm

I'm sure weve seen this before..

Invasion of the cannibal slugs! They're bigger and slimier than out native breed. And these Spanish monsters are slithering towards YOUR garden

Five-inch brown and orange Spanish slugs are carnivorous
They originate in Europe and were first spotted in Britain in 2012
Pests are thought to have migrated to the UK on salad leaves
Of all the pests that plague the beleaguered British gardener, nothing is quite as frustrating as the voracious Spanish Slug.

These five-inch brown and orange slabs of muscle and stomach are carnivorous, amorous and enormous.

First spotted on these shores in 2012, the invaders from Europe have slithered across Britain, ravaging our gardens and destroying our crops.

Everywhere Spanish Slugs arrive, they breed quickly and in such huge numbers that they devastate any plants in their slimy grasp.

This year, the mild winter and wet June have given the invaders an additional helping hand — and made life miserable for gardeners. If you’ve mysteriously lost an entire crop of potatoes, leeks, courgettes or beans overnight, then you know what to blame.

When faced with a bad slug year, it’s tempting to throw down your gardening fork. But not all gardeners are allowing themselves to be defeated by this virulent, virile invader.

This week, the Mail reported how pensioner Jo Rothery, 77, has declared her own non-stop personal war against Spanish Slugs after suffering an onslaught in her Suffolk garden.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z4JCVOERua

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