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dpack

the slimey hoard part ... many

the slug pub has it's uses but that was grim delux for the slimey hoard. it seems that half a tin of grolsch was rather too popular for them to resist.

tis the best bait i have found so far ,quite a few species of slug and several snails.

i might get brave enough to try for some salad leaf stuff.
Mistress Rose

This year, being dry, I have managed to keep them fairly well at bay with copper round the beds (mainly old copper pipe) and beer traps. Luckily they like very out of date beer, or the cheapest I can buy, as we are not beer drinkers.
Woo

I like a beer trap,
I am always amazed at how I,as a nature loving person, can be turned into a murderous dictator when my veg garden is invaded. i suppose the only concession I make is they die happy... Laughing
wellington womble

I have just had a very tortuous conversation with my seven year old as to why flypapers are not for entertainment, and how I t is not nice to watch them die. Usually, she is set against killing anything, but she is quite fascinated by the dying flies. She even wanted to keep her head lice as pets.

I don't routinely use flypaper, but have come back from a few days away and we are infested. I can't imagine how, as I shut everything while we were away.
Hairyloon

This year, being dry, I have managed to keep them fairly well at bay with copper round the beds (mainly old copper pipe) and beer traps. Luckily they like very out of date beer, or the cheapest I can buy, as we are not beer drinkers.

If you ask nicely at your local pub, they will often be happy to give you the contents of the slops tray.
Shan

I have just had a very tortuous conversation with my seven year old as to why flypapers are not for entertainment, and how I t is not nice to watch them die. Usually, she is set against killing anything, but she is quite fascinated by the dying flies. She even wanted to keep her head lice as pets.

I don't routinely use flypaper, but have come back from a few days away and we are infested. I can't imagine how, as I shut everything while we were away.


You have just made me feel itchy!
Lorrainelovesplants

Laughing Laughing

Pet headlice!

Love to see teachers face at show and tell for that! Laughing
wellington womble

I lied. I told her that the treatment stuff made your hair really slippery so that they fell out. It's only the second time I've ever really deceived her about anything.

I e since bought her three guinea pigs and two goldfish, but I suspect it will only stop at a puppy.
dpack

Laughing Laughing

Pet headlice!

Love to see teachers face at show and tell for that! Laughing

"good morning miss, good morning class , for today’s show and tell i have brought my ..... "

Laughing Laughing Laughing
Slim

I lied. I told her that the treatment stuff made your hair really slippery so that they fell out. It's only the second time I've ever really deceived her about anything.

I e since bought her three guinea pigs and two goldfish, but I suspect it will only stop at a puppy.

Why would it stop at a puppy? Surely she need a miniature horse, and a donkey or three.
Mistress Rose

We were talking about Michael Bentines flea circus yesterday. No fleas involved of course.

I might ask for slops at the local pub. We are between the two; about 2 miles either way.
wellington womble

I lied. I told her that the treatment stuff made your hair really slippery so that they fell out. It's only the second time I've ever really deceived her about anything.

I e since bought her three guinea pigs and two goldfish, but I suspect it will only stop at a puppy.

Why would it stop at a puppy? Surely she need a miniature horse, and a donkey or three.

Nah, she wants a companion. Something to watch tv with, sleep on her bed and go upstairs with her so she's not afraid of the loft door (No, I've no idea why she's afraid of the loft door either. Nor has she, but terrified of it she surely is). I can't blame her, she has no siblings and no father. I can't always be available, due to needing to do both parents jobs in the home and out, so she's bound to be lonely.
Slim

I lied. I told her that the treatment stuff made your hair really slippery so that they fell out. It's only the second time I've ever really deceived her about anything.

I e since bought her three guinea pigs and two goldfish, but I suspect it will only stop at a puppy.

Why would it stop at a puppy? Surely she need a miniature horse, and a donkey or three.

Nah, she wants a companion. Something to watch tv with, sleep on her bed and go upstairs with her so she's not afraid of the loft door (No, I've no idea why she's afraid of the loft door either. Nor has she, but terrified of it she surely is). I can't blame her, she has no siblings and no father. I can't always be available, due to needing to do both parents jobs in the home and out, so she's bound to be lonely.

Precisely why I suggested it would be a miniature horse....

I was always leery of the attic and the basement myself around the age of 5 or so... who knows what's living there, or what's been hidden there..... Shocked
dpack

a good wolf seems ideal Very Happy Slim

On the topic of mollusks and pets, I decided to see how the pooch likes snails the other day.

She's happy to catch and chomp down when thrown in the air like a treat, but not sold on the flavor it seems.
dpack

Laughing wellington womble

I lied. I told her that the treatment stuff made your hair really slippery so that they fell out. It's only the second time I've ever really deceived her about anything.

I e since bought her three guinea pigs and two goldfish, but I suspect it will only stop at a puppy.

Why would it stop at a puppy? Surely she need a miniature horse, and a donkey or three.

Nah, she wants a companion. Something to watch tv with, sleep on her bed and go upstairs with her so she's not afraid of the loft door (No, I've no idea why she's afraid of the loft door either. Nor has she, but terrified of it she surely is). I can't blame her, she has no siblings and no father. I can't always be available, due to needing to do both parents jobs in the home and out, so she's bound to be lonely.

Precisely why I suggested it would be a miniature horse....

I was always leery of the attic and the basement myself around the age of 5 or so... who knows what's living there, or what's been hidden there..... Shocked

The bizarre thing is, that we have the mankiest, creepiest cellar you could imagine. And the attic is partially converted, so it has windows and lights and so on. So the attic is fairly cheery. The attic itself doesn't worry her, just the door. She says she is afraid that someone will come in through the attic and take her away. This is odd, as she's quite convinced she can ward off any and all other attacks. The cellar door doesn't bother her in the slightest, although she doesn't go in it alone (she's happy to come in it with me) but she flatly refuses to be upstairs alone.

Perhaps a wolf might a be a bit of handful....
Mistress Rose

Fears like that are always irrational and can be brought on by something very minor or even nothing. Hopefully she will grow out of it, but in the meantime just don't make her go up there on her own because it is a real fear. Shan

Perhaps you could both paint the attic door in pretty colours as a joint project? It might take some of the fear out of the equation as she come into contact with the door and the room a bit more? Slim

If it's also conditioned living space, does it even need a door?
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