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    Default white eggs in the soil

    I found a small cluster of white eggs while i was digging the other day and just wandered what they might be. i have removed them just incase but havent squashed them incase they are something i might want in the soil. they are probably about 1.5mm wide

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    Not sure but I am gonna guess at slug/snail eggs. I am sure the experts will be along soon.
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    Pearly white globes? Slugs and snails!

    Kill.... destroy.....<manic laughter>

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    Yep, best guess is slug or snail. I usually find them under stones or bits of old wood, rather than buried in the soil.

    Dwell simply ~ love richly

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    Like small white shiny marbles? Slug or snail egg clusters - squash them

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    drop them in pond for fish....on bird table for birds: hey, its recycling

    All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

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    i found more today but didnt pick them out..bugger.

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    I found a slug in one of the ring pots above our grow bags today, on plucking it out for Mr D to dispose of it was to find that it was laying white eggs just like those mentioned above! Needless to say a teaspoon was brought out and eggs removed and squished!
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