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Wednesday, 27 May 2009

ABC Wednesday 4: S is For...

...Snails

It seems even Chelsea isn't immune from pestilential ravages such as slugs and snails. But in keeping with being one of the world's biggest flower shows, their problems are of course on a much larger scale ;)

For further Super posts on the theme of S, do visit the ABC Wednesday blog.

25 comments:

  1. Well, if they would chase off the real ones, I wouldn't mind having them in my garden...

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  2. Gardener's friend and enemy together and that is as far as my non green thumb can go in the gardening world. Topical choices.

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  3. Nice one VP! Now they are veritable monsters - I would run away if I met anything that size when I am snail hunting by torchlight :)

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  4. what big snails but on the other hand I rather have thöse than real ones in my garden. Perhaps they could scare the real ones away :-)

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  5. Snails and slugs and puppy dog tails. Isn't that what little boys are made of?

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  6. I think Paula is right, snails and slugs and puppy dog tails -- I think that's what my little boys were made of -- when they were little!

    Great shots and perfect for the S day!

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  7. I LOVE your snails!! The real ones that eat my hostas and delphiniums are quite another matter, but I still can't bring myself to kill them. ;)

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  8. As the small birdbath in front was priced at £1250, I found that enormous snail too terrifying to even approach...

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  9. So nice snails :) Nicer than the ones in my garden.

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  10. VP girl ! You gotta' love a snail or snails that BIG ! Otherwise they would "get you" .. I admire my little cast iron one on a daily basis .. it enjoys my affection ? and does try to discourage its friends from coming into my garden ! LOL

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  11. walking up on those giant snails unaware would be very un-nerving! like something out of 'fringe' or 'eleventh hour' :)

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  12. LOL, VP, I wouldn't mind these snails in my garden:)

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  13. Managed to get some weeding done today after a week away from the garden. The snails are hiding underneath all that chickweed. I am sorely tempted to make some garlic and parsley butter... and dispense some summary justice!

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  14. I've got snails as big as these in my garden.. or at least it feels like it... the blighters are everywhere! Imagine trying to get one of those in a bucket in the dark?

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  15. Lve these huge sculptures. Don't like those creepy little guys.
    Fun choice for the letter S.

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  16. I don't remember seeing them ( how do I miss these things!)I like the birdie bath but think introducing giant snails would be tempting fate.

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  17. Snails - pretty shells, but evil intent. How can small things do that much damage, perhaps because they grow like this when we are not looking.

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  18. I'm sure partial to the big ones - the statuary rather than the slug with a house type. Nice post!

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  19. I heard "snakes and snails and puppy dog tails" myself.

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  20. Hi everyone - isn't it strange how one of our most hated garden pests can raise a smile when in their outsize version. Thank goodness they're not real though! And, typical Chelsea, they were way out of my price range!

    Thanks for your comments - they made me giggle. I'll come and vist you when I get back from holiday.

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  21. Darn it, they look pretty. I do have a soft spot for snails over slugs ~ their shells can be so beautiful. But what a terrifying thought if they ever mutated into that size.

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  22. Those are the biggest snails I have ever seen!

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  23. Thank goodness they're not real eh!

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  24. It looks like a sort of light-up rhino.

    Esther

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  25. Yes, I've been intrigued since I got back on whether they'd burnished them in some way, or whether they do indeed light up.

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