A quiet couple of days on the gardening front however daily inspections are showing new things coming up every day – the red onions, garlic & radishes are the latest to start appearing.
The rhubarb and parsley seem to be getting chomped so last night we went out at dusk to collect a load of slugs to try out a natural slug repellent method that I found online – it involves a bucket, some weeds, tap water & slugs! (I had to use my veggie steamer as couldn’t find anything else with holes in the lid – the neighbours think us quirky enough as it is – bet they wondered what one earth we were up to!)
So the 30 odd slugs collected last night (there were literally hundreds) are now happily infecting each other. Unfortunately, I read to the end of the method and discovered it actually takes 2 weeks for the potion to be ready but once it is, it gives up to 6 weeks slug protection so I might need to check out the ‘beer method’ in the meantime, lest the rhubarb & parsley don’t make it!
PS – I’ll be wearing gloves next time, who knew that it’d be ‘that’ hard to clean slug slime off your hands!
- Spotted a wee Robin on the fence last night – we have several in Winter but has been months since I last saw one
- Also saw a Grey Wagtail on the decking for the first time, often see the Pied ones here – they do make me smile!
- A few still days means that I’m now completely covered in midge bites – time to order in some more skin So Soft (or other midge repellent) I think!