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50 Ways to Kill a Slug: Serious and Silly Ways to Kill or Outwit the Garden's Number One Enemy Paperback – September 1, 2003


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Hamlyn (September 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753710080
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753710081
  • ASIN: 0600608581
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 4.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,355,732 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The most oft-asked question to gardening columns is what to do about slugs. This humorous little book offers fifty ways of dispatching these slimy devils of the night. No longer weep over munched delphiniums, no longer curse upon discovering a row of chomped seedlings or scream in anguish over the slimed hosta. From the totally impractical to tried and tested methods of slugicide, this book will have every gardener crying tears of laughter, the cartoons accompanying each tip perfectly depicting the cunning of the soon-to-be-dead. From Dutch slug-eating triffids to kitchen blenders, salt and nematodes, eau-de-yucca to weed burners.. Just show the book to your local slug colony and you won't see them for slime! A great present for all gardeners and worth its weight in gold to every slug sufferer. - Lucy Watson

About the Author

Sarah Ford has been the Gardening Editor for Hamlyn for the last five years. Her previous book 50 Ways to Kill a Slug has sold over 250,000 copies and is regularly featured in magazines and on radio and television. Location: London, UK --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Massachusetts Reader on January 18, 2004
Format: Paperback
With its small size, its silly cartoons, and its irreverent advice, this book is as much humor as gardner's reference. Would make a great gift for a garden enthusiast, an insect lover, or just about anyone who'd get a kick out of the crazy ways that author Sarah Ford has come up with to combat one of nature's most resiliant -- and annoying -- little pests.
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By Wise Owl on March 16, 2013
Format: Hardcover
So now you can get the kids busy making a slug house for the varmints! Some cute non-chemical solutions , come spring we'll know how well they work.
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By mimi on March 3, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
A fun way to read about a pest problem! It has quick easy answers and met my requirments. Hope the suggestions work.
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The format and illustrations in this book are great. The book is also of use to gardeners. I have already purchased it for two of my friends as gifts both of whom loved it. A really recommended it as a gift for all your gardener friends with a sense of humor. Or anyone who likes cute slug cartoons!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By E. Helmuth on July 22, 2006
Format: Paperback
Make no mistake, this is a serious informational book about dealing with slugs, albeit with zany, cathartic "methods" mixed in with serious tactics. Where else will you find a slug control guide that is both pratical and emotionally satisfying?
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