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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jul 02, 2007 01:14 pm

Mooresey wrote:The best way of getting rid of dandelions in your lawn is to use salt. Pour a small mound at the base and wait for the rain to soak it in.

The dandelion will take it in a die, leaving a small area that the grass will take over.


I used to have a neighbour who was obsessed with slugs and every morning he'd be out with a salt pot sprinkling it on the slugs. He could never work out why he kept getting bald patches in his lawn. :roll:
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Postby stu d'apples » Mon Jul 02, 2007 02:02 pm

I've never really understood why people don't like Dandelions. They can look quite pretty on a lawn that hasn't been mown (or is it mowed). Same goes for Daisies too.

And killing slugs with salt is just horribly cruel :evil:. In fact I'm not sure that slugs should be killed at all. Why not buy a sluggery and use them to produced compost?
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Postby Bickaxe » Mon Jul 02, 2007 02:08 pm

I have a book here that describes 50 ways to kill a slug.

My favourite is pushing them off the edge of a plant pot :lol:
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Postby demdike » Mon Jul 02, 2007 07:11 pm

On the slug subject, I bury a pot in the garden and half fill with beer, slugs and snails get in and drown, (happy)
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Postby heatheraj » Mon Jul 02, 2007 08:47 pm

demdike wrote:On the slug subject, I bury a pot in the garden and half fill with beer, slugs and snails get in and drown, (happy)


At least they get on last drink before they go.
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Postby Addicted » Mon Jul 02, 2007 08:51 pm

heatheraj wrote:
demdike wrote:On the slug subject, I bury a pot in the garden and half fill with beer, slugs and snails get in and drown, (happy)


At least they get on last drink before they go.


I dunno - if it's a crap beer then the last thing that goes through their heads is probably "Why can't I be drowning in a good beer like Budweiser?"
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Postby DavidAHarvey » Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:09 pm

Addicted wrote: I dunno - if it's a crap beer then the last thing that goes through their heads is probably "Why can't I be drowning in a good beer like Budweiser?"

Sounds like the best use for the truely revolting Bud lite (although, as always, each to his own) but, as far as I know, bitter is better for attracting slugs and snails (and puppydog`s tails).
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Postby Nausica » Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:14 pm

Aw who'd wanna go killing poor puppy dog's tails?
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Postby Whos Wee Dug » Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:36 pm

Addicted wrote:
heatheraj wrote:
demdike wrote:On the slug subject, I bury a pot in the garden and half fill with beer, slugs and snails get in and drown, (happy)


At least they get on last drink before they go.


I dunno - if it's a crap beer then the last thing that goes through their heads is probably "Why can't I be drowning in a good beer like Budweiser?"
I take it your are not talking about the Amercian brand, but the good Czech Budvar.
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Postby Darren » Tue Jul 03, 2007 06:27 am

Addicted wrote:I dunno - if it's a crap beer then the last thing that goes through their heads is probably "Why can't I be drowning in a good beer like Budweiser?"


Dave mate, for your own sake, get a cheap flight to Prague, Brussels or anywhere in Germany for a weekend and taste exactly what a real beer is like. Bud wouldn't even make the category.
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Postby IWhybrew » Tue Jul 03, 2007 06:32 am

Darren wrote:
Addicted wrote:I dunno - if it's a crap beer then the last thing that goes through their heads is probably "Why can't I be drowning in a good beer like Budweiser?"


Dave mate, for your own sake, get a cheap flight to Prague, Brussels or anywhere in Germany for a weekend and taste exactly what a real beer is like. Bud wouldn't even make the category.


By category, I take it you mean the general category of 'beer' :D
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Postby Frank the Younger » Tue Jul 03, 2007 01:35 pm

When my kids were between 3 and 9ish my father in law got them to collect snails and slugs put them on the path and them jumped on them. The birds really liked that. :-)
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Postby Dragonlady » Mon Jul 09, 2007 03:39 pm

salt mazes are the best way...

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Postby unohoo » Mon Jul 09, 2007 08:06 pm

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Postby DavidAHarvey » Tue Jul 10, 2007 05:20 pm

Nausica wrote:Aw who'd wanna go killing poor puppy dog's tails?

I was thinking more of the way that beer seems to be a magnet for furiously wagging puppydog tails which inevitably knock over incautiously placed pints of it. :wink:
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