when bad things happen to good plants

 Between last night's hail storm -

- and the relentless attacks of slugs -

- the garden (and my spirits) have taken a bit of a beating. But it isn't all bad -- look this rhubarb; can't you almost taste it?!


  1. Older sister of your man14 April 2013 at 18:34

    Aaaawwwwwwwww! Don't give up DoOver Dog. Think of it as the circle of life. Slugs need to eat too! But then again, you need to get rid of the slugs. Here is a site that tells you many ways of doing so: http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Garden-Slugs. I like the one about the beer.

    Here's another garden tip for you: Deer hate marigolds and anything in the narcissus family. They also hate the big hyacinths - they love the little grape hyacinths.

    Anyway, those plants will come back - they want to live. Your marigolds are really far along aren't they. Mine are still at the cotyledon stage.... :)

  2. I might try the coffee grain idea -- as I always have an abundant supply! The pacifists in the house insist the critters not be harmed; I have to admit I usually choose to put them in the green bin (where I suspect they'll be happy) rather than squish 'em. Thanks for the advice.


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