Country Update: Snail Obsessed

April 26, 2011 0

This Spring has been pretty crazy – just when you think the weather is about to turn warm and lovely we get another spell of 10C weather with snow and storm warnings.

This, of course, makes spending time outdoors, planting pretty flowers and other “nice” gardening things a tad too uncomfortable. Imagine trying to plant summer flowers with wind whipping through your hair, rain pelting your face, and your whole body freezing? No thanks.

So, instead of actually planting anything I’ve become obsessed with cleaning up the garden. Much to my horror the gardens are filled with snails! As soon as I saw a few I started noticing more, and more, and more, and now I see tens and hundreds of them everytime I look! It’s making me crazy.

And I can’t stop thinking about it!

I’ll come home late at night from a party, only to put on some grubby clothes, and try and catch snails! I’ve tried beer traps (didn’t work), digging them up, and I’m almost ready to move on to chemicals.

Crazy I know.

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