Last night I saw the most amazing and amusing thing in the garden. I planted a few chrysanthemums last weekend, a lovely deep red colour and noticed a few days ago that one plant had been reduced to a green stump by my garden snails - totally beyond help.
Yesterday, another plant looked to be heading towards the same fate. I'd bought some extra copper wire to put round my pots, as they're not supposed to tolerate walking over it.
I'd seen the likely culprit hiding behind a nearby pot earlier and had touched his foot with the copper and he really hadn't liked it, so I was hoping it might be a kinder way to protect my plants.
So I made a ring round the half eaten plant's pot and another around the plant itself and went out at dusk last night to see if it had done any good.
Not only was the blasted snail actually balancing on the copper ring to get a good position to munch away my plant, but the bugger was giving his mate a piggy back for a good chomping position too.
I've never seen team work like this before. I'm glad I got something to show you as it was going dark and the shutter speed is so slow that they're not as sharp as they could be. Cheeky blighters!