Another unwelcome visitor appeared on my plot – slugs. This time the victim turned out to be Nemophila maculata ‘Five spot’ seedlings. Slugs munched on the cotyledons and in a few cases ate off the entire plant. Following Jessie’s advice I tried to construct a barrier which would discourage them from visiting my plot again – I used coffee grounds and oat bran as well as laid down small birch twigs.