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20 snails snacking last night on this Dahlia

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20 snails snacking last night on this Dahlia

OH took the pic as I'm in bed this weekend poorly. Couldn't believe how they've just obliterated it in one night. He said he took 20 snails off the leaves yesterday evening and tossed them over the bund. :-/



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Kate, that's such a shame. This year I put coffee grounds, from the local coffee shop, as a 'mulch' on the potted Hostas and, so far, not a nibbled leaf. Maybe give it a try on this lovely Dahlia. I hope you feel better soon ... :o)

6 Aug, 2023

 

Aw thanks, Shirley. That's good to know. I'll get OH to do this later, anything to help it try to survive 🤞
Thanks for your kind thoughts, I'm feeling pretty rough. Sore throat, headache and aches..Eve is by my side, bless her. She's a good little nurse! 😻

6 Aug, 2023

 

Oh Kate, have you done an LFT test? Well done Eve, I'm sure cats know when humans are feeling poorly as Megan used to do that too ... :o)

6 Aug, 2023

 

Hope you feel better shortly.

6 Aug, 2023

 

Get well soon Kate...xx

6 Aug, 2023

 

That poor Dahlia...I've noticed one of mine is showing ingestion holes!

6 Aug, 2023

 

We always lose our dahlias to slugs and snails and this year is no exception!! I must try coffee grounds as Shirley suggested.

I do hope you feel better soon. xx

6 Aug, 2023

 

How ghastly Kate. Sorry you’re feeling rough, it’s astonishing how debilitating a sore throat can be. Glad you have Eve to comfort you and hope you’ll be better soon.

7 Aug, 2023

 

Thanks everyone, you're all so kind. Unfortunately, I have covid. I'm feeling really unwell, all the symptoms. Hopefully it won't last very long.
I do appreciate all your kind, supportive words.
Xxx

7 Aug, 2023

 

Kate, take it easy and look after yourself. Sending my get well wishes to you ... :o)

7 Aug, 2023

 

I have couple of Echinaceas looking like this Kate'

I hope you will feel better soon. xx

7 Aug, 2023

 

sorry to hear Kate . I never buy plants anymore due to all the pests they bring.

7 Aug, 2023

 

I'm really sorry you're feeling off colour and hope a feline snuggle is helping out! I stood and stared hopelessly at my new lupin being chomped by a ginormous slug in the rain (again) this morning. They are everywhere, even have the cheek to slither up the paths in front of me! Today I can't work up the enthusiasm to care..
Get well wishes heading your way.

8 Aug, 2023

 

Get well soon Kate 🤒🙂

9 Aug, 2023

 

Hope you are feeling better soon Kate. Yes, the snails and slugs were out on patrol over the last couple of nights. Our Hedgehogs have been keeping most of them down, but I think the little beasties have come out to party......

2 Sep, 2023

 

Thanks everyone, apologies for my lateness. You're all such kind and lovely people! I'm so grateful for all your well wishes.
Much better now, albeit tired, but, being back a work tires you quicker.
It seems like OH's idea/research into keeping slimy pests away is working! Ashes from the chiminea! No sign or sight in the past week! Just hope it is a long term solution 🤞

3 Sep, 2023

 

That's good news re. the ashes ... my Hostas have been nibbled so I guess the slugs and snails have got used to the coffee now ... :o((

3 Sep, 2023



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