When we had our allotment we bought some slug pellets to get rid of the slugs and snails but after witnessing them dying from eating these I vowed never to use them again, therefore my little garden is a haven for slugs and snails.
It doesn't bother me as during the day they hide themselves away and never get in my way.
I plant flowers that the slugs and snails do not eat and so the garden isn't bothered either.
But, as you probably know, I put out food for the foxes each night and after they have taken all they want, out come the slugs and snails to finish up the crumbs.
The result is that I have a silver path.
This doesn't bother me either as it is dry by morning and hoses off easily, but it doesn't look nice I must admit.
So, I thought I would foil the little bu****s and put the fox food in the alleyway that runs behind the house.
I just had to laugh this morning when I opened the back gate and saw that they had all decided to squeeze under the gate and out into the alley to get to the food.
I am now thinking that they must be able to smell as otherwise how did they know it was there?
So, tonight I'm going to put it the other side of the gate and see if there's a silver trail going the other way in the morning.
I've just looked up about slugs and apparently they have an amazing sense of smell, well who would have thought it.
If that's the case, I bet the snails were hopping mad as they couldn't get under the gate, LOL