The first thing that was said to me as I picked up my fork was that I would need slug and snail pellets. I want to be an environmentally friendly gardener so set about on some research on how to repel the garden vampire naturally. Vampire?
Slugs and snails have a vampire-like aversion to garlic, according to centuries-old gardening folklore.
Scientists have shown that the creatures are repelled by the pungent odour of garlic and will shrivel up and die within hours of exposure to it’s oil.
I’m a sucker for centuries-old folklore.
In an old pot – now the ‘everything garden’ pot – I boiled half a dozen garlic cloves, cooled, seived and poured, with a little more dilution, into an old spray bottle.