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Get ready For The Garden Slugs This Spring.

In CategoryTim Whitcombe
ByGardenAdvice Tim Whitcombe

It looks like a mild winter is with us in the UK and to make matters worse it just wet enough to help the garden slugs so its time to get ready for the attack of the slugs

Slugs Problems

The GardenAdvice guide to controlling Garden slugs and snails in your garden in order to tackle this common problem. After you have read our guide to controlling slugs, you should be an expert on slug repelling.


There are 24 different species of slug in Britain, about half of which can be found in the garden. Most slugs eat decaying vegetation, but readily switch to young or delicate plants, feeding on the leaves, stems, roots and tubers. They evolved from snails and in the course of doing so lost all, or most of their shell. All slugs are hermaphrodite, that are they have both male and female sex organs. Mating and cross-fertilisation is the norm, but every individual produces the spherical translucent eggs. These are laid in batches in damp places in the soil or under stones. A small replica of the adult emerges from the egg, and takes between 2 months and a year to mature. The activity of slugs and snails is highest in the spring and autumn. Slugs need to keep moist at all times otherwise they will dehydrate and die: thus they are nocturnal, and more active when it is wet.

For the GardenAdvice.co.uk 6 steps to slug control in your garden follow this link http://www.gardenadvice.co.uk/howto/pests/slugs/index.html

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