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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 10 9:45 pm    Post subject: death of snails Reply with quote
    

if you do a regular night patrol to kill snails, how often do you do this and how long befopre it makes a difference?

judith



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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 10 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

When I lived in Yorkshire I went out every night for 10 - 15 minutes or so for months.

In the end we moved house!

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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 10 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

We did it all last year and it made no difference at all. Now we have the ducks we seem to have no problem at all. We have plants instead of little stumps.

pete

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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 10 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Bodrighy wrote:
We did it all last year and it made no difference at all. Now we have the ducks we seem to have no problem at all. We have plants instead of little stumps.

pete


oh well, i'll just keep son busy then

judith



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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 10 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

It sort of makes you feel better, even if it makes no difference.

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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 10 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

judith wrote:
It sort of makes you feel better, even if it makes no difference.


about 300 of them tonight.

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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 10 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I lost a slug earlier. I'm sure I'm going to find it when I take my bra off.

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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 10 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Jamanda wrote:
I lost a slug earlier. I'm sure I'm going to find it when I take my bra off.


Pete

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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 10 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Jamanda wrote:
I lost a slug earlier. I'm sure I'm going to find it when I take my bra off.

judith



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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 10 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

toggle wrote:
about 300 of them tonight.


Pretty good haul.
What do you do with the corpses?

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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 10 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

judith wrote:
toggle wrote:
about 300 of them tonight.


Pretty good haul.
What do you do with the corpses?


left em for tonight. i don't have critters that will eat them.

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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 10 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Apparently they are edible....not sure I fancy them myself though.

https://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/food_and_drink/article6381462.ece

pete

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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 10 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Whatever you do, don't put them on the compost heap - they stink.

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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 10 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

i crush them and throw them into the pond, the fish love them, that or the roof of the garage for the birds. i just wish i could convince my cats to hunt them

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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 10 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

only found a couple of dozen tonight. can't just be the heat, the grass is still soaked, there's just a lack of snails.

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