Wordless Wednesday: Spot the Difference


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28 Responses to Wordless Wednesday: Spot the Difference

  1. Oh No!
    I feel your disappointment – it’s been far too wet recently, those little slugs and snails are having a total party 😦

    • Cathy says:

      Hi Emma. They haven’t been as active during our hot spell, so this was earlier damage but only in one part of the garden – hence the second picture!

  2. Claire says:

    Oh dear… have the snails/slugs been at them? That’s how my hydrangea looks 😦
    Happy Wordless Wednesday 🙂
    no. 42

  3. Christina says:

    Bit of a teaser!

  4. readerbuzz says:

    You must share a few more thoughts about these two photos.

    Here’s my Wordless Wednesday!

  5. Oh my – not something we want to see. I have some of my own too. 🙂

    • Cathy says:

      I have never had such extensive damage, and yet the hostas in the second picture, in a different part of the garden, were virtually untouched!

  6. AnnetteM says:

    Oh dear – a bit like mine too!

  7. Mary says:

    Some of mine look very similar to the first pic this year, I didn’t ever get round to smearing the pots with Vaseline…

  8. Kris P says:

    Ouch! Maybe you need some raccoons – they love snails. I’d be happy to ship you a couple of the furry monsters – if only I could catch them.

    • Cathy says:

      It happened so quickly I just mentally wrote the hostas off for this year – except for the untouched ones in the second picture!

  9. Cathy says:

    A familiar image Cathy! My hostas have lasted quite well so far, but the recent rain has brought out the little creatures and they are having a party out there!

    • Cathy says:

      There has been a lully here, Cathy, while we had the hot weather, but the rain is bringing them out again. Still, slugs and snails deserve a happy life just like the rest of us, although I am not too sure what their purpose is as the birds don’t seem to be too keen on adding them to their diet.

    • Cathy says:

      Lully? That should have said ‘lull’ !!

      • Cathy says:

        I knew what you meant Cathy! Yes, some of our snails are so pretty. The hedgehogs are more interested in the slugs, but don’t seem to be around when I need them!

  10. That’s either “after and before” or “without and with copper tape”! What a sorry picture!

    • Cathy says:

      Ah, no, Ali – it’s ‘we found these ones’ and ‘but we didn’t find these’!! I have actually added some copper tape to a couple of pots with new miniature hostas later in the year, so I shall be interested to see how effective it is.

      • I’ve tried copper tape in the past, and thought it didn’t really work, was expensive and gave up on it. However, I was looking at two identical hosta pots, one which was badly eaten and the other looking reasonably untouched. I then realised that the “good” pot still had the copper tape. That looks like a positive result. I’ve inadvertently conducted a trial!

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