Those born in the Year of the Slug share the following characteristics: self-reliance, resilience, determination, and an insatiable hunger for life and delicate plants. They will allow nothing and no-one to stand in their way in their quest for those tender shoots.
Languid and leisurely is their normal approach to life although proximity to beer can rouse them from their natural torpour, as can a good Margarita – unless it’s the Gerbera kind.
Those born in the Year of the Slug will often show a generous and hospitable disposition, happily sharing with you their love of warm, damp places; such as your sauna, your shower, your favourite flower bed.
Favourite partners of the Slug are those born in the Year of the Rabbit; those born in the Year of the Deer are also often compatible.
A couple of years ago I allocated an area in the garden that I dubbed the ‘vegetable patch’. After struggling for a number of seasons it became a ‘fruit tree patch’ and I joined FLF as a volunteer to learn how to grow vegetables with a chance of survival. I came upon marksvegplot.blogspot.co.uk and marvelled at his harvests, his beautifully neat veggie plot, his gorgeous photographs (obviously body doubles for those tomatoes) and thought “yeh right, I bet he lives somewhere with great soil and wonderful weather”. Turns out he lives down the road from me in Fleet. That was unexpected. So there we go and, I may add, couldn’t see slug damage in any of his pictures – perhaps they don’t like Hampshire?
This picture shows the Cosmos that I helped to plant at FLF that survived despite a three-pronged attack by rabbits, deer and slugs.
So ends another bloglet.