First...the the slug sacrifice is in the backyard, the area I refer to as the jungle as it’s largely left to it’s own devices. I planted this Petasites japonicus years ago, before we brought in the bamboo stock-tanks that now almost completely obscure it. It is a beautiful plant that has become my official sacrifice to the slugs.In another month these leaves will be nearly all eaten, or at least more disfigured than they currently are. As new leaves emerge they too become a slug snack. But I figure if it keeps the slimy creatures away from the other plants then I can sacrifice this one.
And though the tag said nothing about it being a spreader it certainly is, even though it’s pretty much ignored it only slows down in the dry hot summer months. If it was in an area that got regular water it would definitely be an invasive pest.
Second...the wind was blowing pretty strong the other day and when my husband returned from walking the dog he asked if I knew one of the Cordylines had fallen over. They’ve been on a death watch so I wasn’t surprised. Here he is posing as the Cordyline slayer after chopping it off. It looks like a healthy plant right? But looks can be deceiving.