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Location: Katoomba, NSW, Australia

here I am in a little cottage that evokes the energies of my ancestral lands - a cottage on the moors of Cornwall, or on the cliff tops of Ireland or Scotland. It has a hearth. I am a hedge witch {of sorts}. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. I am a gypsy; an eccentric and a mystic [I often live with a foot in two worlds]. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. Star watcher and Moon gazer. story cloth weaver. keeper of family dreams and wishes. good friend and creator of life. herbal tea drinker and potion maker.

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November 08, 2005

vintage gardening

I am so very thankful that I am not a buddhist
* you see, I just killed much of the snail population in my garden
and that is not allowed if you are a buddhist.
It has been raining regularly for weeks
*not much sunshine at all & I haven't had a chance to be in my garden for any length of time. But today it stopped
and not only have the snails consumed nearly all of my vegie & herb garden
*except for the weeds of course,
but they have also taken up residence on my house.
millions & trillions of them.
small ones, big ones & ones all sizes in between.
I stomped on them, which made me sick to the stomach.
I dropped handfuls into strong salted water,
I poured salt on the ones that were on the path
and I am sure, as I blink
they multiply.
Where do they come from?
they really should practice birth control

star light star bright
* first star I see tonight
* I wish I may
* I wish I might
* have this wish, I wish tonight.
I wish snails would become extinct.
I mean,
what use are they besides sending me insane?


Blogger Amy said...

That's one bug I definitely don't like simply for the fact that they try to demolish my garden, I'm with you there on getting rid of them

5:15 pm  
Blogger Carol said...

Argh! Yep get rid of them! We have this snail problem too overhere. I start spreading anti snail grains very early in the year and have to do it until November just to keep them under control.

10:01 pm  
Blogger berryhead said...

snails are ucky! I'll be paying close attention to you and your gardening ms! I so want one next year:)& you do such a gorgeous job with yours!

12:12 am  
Blogger my vintage days said...

I've hear to sprinkle rough sand or strips of sand paper around your plants. It's to harsh for them to crawl over, as well as pouring course salt in lines around your plants, they really hate that, kills them I've been told but be careful not kill your plants with it.

1:41 am  
Blogger Suse said...

The snails ate all my basil seedlings last week. Tried crushed eggshells but that didn't work, didn't have any beer i the house, so I went the chemical route and spread the bait (the only chemical I use in my garden).

PS. the lemon cordial recipe's up if you want to drop by.

2:43 am  
Blogger Peggy said...

I use the beer and that keeps them away from the plants. They are really bad in the spring. thank goodness its fall and I can drink the beer instead!! LOL

5:21 am  
Blogger Maggie Ann said...

Wow..that sounds like a problem. Hope they all die soon or crawl away.

5:48 am  
Blogger Kali said...

Oh ms*robyn ~ I really do sympathise with your problem, and I'm sure I'll be facing my own slugs soon, but I just have to say my dear I love the way you wrote that post...the visuals in my head had me in giggles :)

8:32 am  
Blogger Stuart said...

If snails don't eat weeds, maybe the scientific world could develop WEEDS that eat SNAILS!!!!

7:05 pm  

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