This month has been exceptional for slugs and snails. With the milder winter and now the very wet spring, the slug population has gone through the roof. Every gardener’s nightmare has been realised, the slugs are eating faster than plants can be planted. The weather conditions and the ample supply of fresh young plants in …Read More about Slugs in May
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Attracting birds to the garden is a clever gardening strategy. In return for some simple bird food the birds then scavenge around the beds and eat any pests. It is also nice in the winter months to have regular bird visitors to the garden providing a bit of life and colour to the otherwise quiet …Read More about Feed the birds
Slugs and snails are the most common problem found in Brussels gardens. They can eat their way through a whole vegetable garden and drive the gardeners mad. They are not the only pests and diseases that affect gardens so designing an integrated pest management system for the garden is an important practice.
The average Brussels city garden can have a resident population of up to 2,000 slugs. Some gardeners take this personally and become obsessed with hunting each and every one down. More sensible strategies include planting slightly more mature seedlings and plants resistant to slugs.