The past few days have been almost warm compared to the cold and wet weather of the past few months, and I have been hopeful spring is finally here. Most of our crops will be getting a late start this year but seeing some sunshine means my thoughts have turned to planting. It is with some dismay then, that I read this article. It suggests that gardeners should be braced for a slug invasion this year as last year’s wet summer provided ideal breeding conditions. At this rate it could be difficult to get anything to grow. I might have to resort to the slug pellets.