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Pests and wildlife in the year that was

Lewis at Woodlands.co.uk tells us how 2012 – a rather wet year was a good one for slugs in Britain, especially the Spanish stealth slug (Arion flagellu) which I mentioned in July. A good year for slugs is bad news … Continue reading

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Lovely weather… for slugs

Our wet summer in Britain has led to increases in slug and snail populations. We British (or was it the English?) have been called ‘a nation of gardeners’ as well as one or two less flattering descriptions. It’s true: gardens … Continue reading

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