Blog post: Dec 18th 2015,: Snails and slugs

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Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
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LysmachiaMoon
Dec 19, 2015 8:32 AM CST
Get yourself a little chicken to wander thru the garden....ever since I got hens who run free, I haven't seen a slug or snail. Of course, they do get messy themselves with mulch and scratching and things.
The end is nothing, the journey is all.
Name: Philip
Ireland,.The Midlands. (Zone 8a)
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glengarry23
Dec 19, 2015 5:40 PM CST
Hi Annie,..its unusual for me to have a slug problem this time of year but its so mild this winter that they are still out and about,..in spring and summer my slug population is reduced about 90% because i have some Hedgehogs living in the garden,..two that i have spotted together and there could be more,..they hibernate during winter regardless of the mild weather.

A chicken would be good though with a small garden it would create havoc Whistling


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Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry
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LysmachiaMoon
Dec 20, 2015 7:32 AM CST
I think hedgehogs are so adorable. Here we have GROUNDhogs...about 10 times the size of a hedgehog and not so adorable when they eat your entire garden to the ground. But they are sort of cute...at a distance. Some people call them "whistle pigs"..I never knew why until one day I was out in the garden and our resident groundhog was sitting up nearby making this loud almost birdlike whistling call that was being answered from a distant groundhog.
The end is nothing, the journey is all.
Name: Philip
Ireland,.The Midlands. (Zone 8a)
Amaryllis Clematis Cactus and Succulents Hostas Dahlias Seed Starter
Cat Lover Lilies Roses Dog Lover Cottage Gardener Garden Photography
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glengarry23
Dec 20, 2015 3:29 PM CST
Groundhogs are cute looking though i never came across one during my visits to America,..i did see them on TV when on Groundhog day,..oh and predictions about the weather Shrug!

Oh certainly not to be appreciated with their antics in a garden Thumbs down Whistle Pigs Rolling on the floor laughing ,..nice one.

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