size of Fiat Puntos, I am just going up to the garden to do a little light extermination! My newly planted sunflowers need all the help they can get. The lack of their namesake i.e. sun isn’t going down too well leaving them at the mercy of the marauding beasties. Loo rolls and baked and crushed eggshells only go so far. On losing the first specimen I am now wise as to their MO, I ensure there aren’t any overhanging leaves to enable them to parachute in to fill their slippery faces. In the past the husband blacked up, has under cover of darkness and armed with soft shoes and sledgehammer crept up and waged a counter attack. We haven’t got to that sorry pass just yet! when we lived near a busy-ish road I would carefully collect them and bowl them into the path of passing traffic. Here If I attempted the same trick by the time a vehicle ventured down this sleepy lane the snails would have either been long gone or if they were misguided enough to sit and await their fate would have grown to the size of
4 x 4’s.