Done for the Season

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Garden Super Hero

For all of you who continually battle slugs and snails there is hope (on the West Coast anyway). The slim, trim Snail-Killer Carabid (Scaphinotus angusticollis) is especially adapted to get right in snail shells to dispatch the snail and it also eats banana slugs. Quite a nice looking beetle with it’s reddish coloured stream lined body.

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Return of the Vandal

Well, after destroying our gunnera, the buck was back yesterday attacking our bay laurel bush.  It was actually charging the tree and ripping branches off.  I had to escort him off the property. 

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The buck comes pre-seasoned with bay leaves - all we need now is the strew pot!

The buck comes pre-seasoned with bay leaves – all we need now is the stew pot!

Giant Hogweed – Reprise

I did a post sometime back on Giant Hogweed but found these last night when doing my old negative scans. Not a popular plant around here but still quite spectacular. I was actually standing under the plant and shooting upwards to take these photos.

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