I don’t want to gross anyone out but this is what I found a few days ago when I was investigating a small raised bump in the middle of the pathway up at mtp. We couldn’t work out what the strange protrusions were but when we scooped back the wood chips and rolled away the ‘weed suppressing fabric’ (ha!) this is what was found; The slugs were having a positive party down there, with their friends Comfrey and Couch. Hmph…I knew it was too good to be true. So… (and this is where organic lovers should cover their ears)…out came the Round-Up and bye-bye weeds. I sprayed the lot, removed (and dispatched) the slugs and carefully replaced the fabric and chips. I came, I saw, I annihilated, I went.
ps. If anyone from work is reading this I’m still ill in bed – and no I haven’t been gardening. That’s how ill I am!