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May 18, 2009

Snails With Attitude (SWA)

Filed under: Gardening Year 1 — by leafyleith @ 1:43 am
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Mr-Snail

Look who I found lurking around in Leafyleith this evening. There was a bit of a snail party going on tonight. I wasn’t actually invited, so I gatecrashed.

These guys normally come to a very squishy end, but after taking a number of photos I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. So they’ve been given a reprieve and have been moved to the garden refuse bin… I know, I’m a sucker.

Have been away on holiday so the garden has been sprouting forth without me. I am pleased to say that growth is coming on (albeit frustratingly slowly for me). 

After being in the heat of Ronda in southern Spain I got a bit carried away and expected to come back to see geraniums in bloom, sunflowers at least 30cm tall and a few rounded radishes. But alas, it wasn’t to be.  

I was only away for a week and it is only May, so I had to have a word with myself. I think the 10-15 degree temperature difference has a lot to answer for.

Anyway, Spain inspired me. I love going to foreign countries and I want my garden to remind me of the places I’ve been. 

I’m so excited about the prospect of beautiful, red geraniums and the heady scents of  jasmine and honeysuckle wafting in the garden door. You’ll see from previous entries that I’ve picked lots of flowers with delicious fragrances – honeysuckle, sweetpea, jasmine, mock orange. All I need is a bit of warmth to spur them on a bit, then I’ll be happy.

3 Comments »

  1. Very good photo Leafyleith. I have some friends that could come to their party too!!!

    Comment by Aileen Fraser — May 18, 2009 @ 9:00 pm |Reply

  2. Patience Leafyleith – all good things are worth waiting for, it will all be in full bloom very soon – that’s if your new found friends don’t have a feast?

    Comment by Despina — May 21, 2009 @ 5:06 pm |Reply

  3. Buy some bird seed and pop up a little table and the snails will make a lovely desert for our feathered friends. Saves you performing a nasty and messy task and brings the delight of bird song into your woderful garden. Another alternative of course is – goodluck!to grab a hedgehog and let it loose for a night

    Comment by Monty Don — June 2, 2009 @ 3:05 pm |Reply


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