~ a gardening and allotment notebook
Oh my - I didn't realise snails loved fennel so much - must be the aniseedy smell that has attracted them.
Not clustering on your plot though surely?
I picked twelve baby snails out of the agapanthus this morning. Your collection is astonishing-yuk.
I know they are a real pest, if they were sea shells we would all think they looked very pretty.
Enough to strike fear in any gardeners heart.
That's quite a collection! At least they are all in one place and so quick to get rid of :/
Fab image, Anna, and I bet you took it in France as I've a similar one which I took in the Languedoc. It's amazing how they're mad about fennel. I guess they must love aromatherapy ;) PS: Can't comment with my Wordpress account so Google this time...blogger is creating new difficulties for those who want to leave comments, grrr
I hope they're not in your garden?!
Thank you for all your comments. Fortunately this gathering or should I say escargotoire is neither in my garden or my allotment plot. Annette has hit the nail on the head and I took the photo in France. We passed these feeding hoards on the way into town to collect our croissants when we were on holiday last month. Their eating house was probably about a half a mile or so from the sea. I have also seen munching snails in similar numbers on the Northumberland coastline.
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