I often miss the garden I had where I previously lived, before I moved to the town centre surrounded by concrete, roads, car parks, oh and a river and fields at the back. Anyway, my garden was a wedge of land with a patio at one end and rows of flowers and plants. I’d go and buy new plants at the weekends, once I planted a substantial shrub and was livid to find that slugs had defoliated it entirely overnight.
If I still had my garden I could perhaps combine it with my geek side and buy a gadget from Parrot to be released later in the year. Known for their AR Drones this isn’t a slug-busting mini helicopter with slime-seeking missiles – brings a whole other meaning to the SALT treaty. The Flower Power device measures sunlight, humidity, temperature and nutrient levels and can be customised to most types of plant so you can individually, and remotely keep track of the conditions your flowers are living with from the comfort of your sofa.
Now, engineers of Parrot, bring me my anti-slug drone.