Tuesday, March 22

Sticky Fingers

Last year I was convinced that some adventurous slug has slithered its way up the trunk of the peach tree to nibble at the fruits so this year I decided to take what I hope will be preventative action.

This involved donning a plastic glove as things were going to get messy. 

The aim was to smear some tree grease low down on each of the trunks of the apricot, peach and nectarine trees in the garden greenhouse.
I'm hoping we don't have any super resourceful molluscs that find a way of bridging the gunky barrier.
As for the glove - I won't be using that again.




16 comments:

  1. Blech. But---hoping it's effective! Keep us posted. Have a wonderful day in the garden

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    1. I hope it works too. Sue I really would like a peach this year.

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  2. Yuck. The lengths we go to. Hope it keeps those pesky slugs at bay.

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    1. I know, Jo if only there was a foolproof method.

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  3. A friends father used to have a large peach tree in the garden. They were looking up at the fruit one day & noticed several fruits were being eaten by snails. I hope your sticky stuff does the trick for you xx

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    1. Those slimy things are really resourceful aren't they, Jo. Let's hope they draw the line here.

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  4. Yikes - If I were a slug I would stay well clear & head to the salad patch instead :)

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    1. I'd rather they stayed away from salads too, Margaret :-)

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  5. Struth! Nothing is getting past that! Just has to work doesn't it???xxx

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    1. Unless the things take to abseiling from the roof, Dina

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  6. I hope it works. That stuff sure looks sticky!

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    1. It is very sticky and messy, Alain

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  7. Well, I think it will be a brave slug that attempts to get past that!

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    1. I wouldn't put it past them, Mark. They are ruled by their stomachs. In fact they are mostly stomach.

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  8. That looks like a horrible job. If a slug does try it, at least you'll be able to find the culprit. Just follow the black slime trail. Yuk.

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    1. Or a dead sticky slug, Jessica,

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