I can't understand why there isn't a queue of birds around our vegetable patch. I've just been out there and it is full of slugs munching on various bits of our plants. Big ones for main course, small ones for starters. Yum Yum. If you're a bird. All we seem to have is a skangery family of magpies. So I've been squishing and slicing. I'm not squeamish anymore. I used to give them a beery send-off, but now I despatch them quickly, so angry am I at their gluttonous robbery.