The basil in the vegepod is doing well but those pesky slugs are eating the leaves. Paul went outside with a torch last night and discovered the nasty, slimy critters munching away. Back home in France we scatter slug pellets around to keep them at bay but Sarah forbids the use of any poisons in her vegan garden. Paul decided he would buy some sharp sand to put around the base of the plant to deter the slugs. So we hopped on a bus to Mosman to visit the hardware store.
Incongruously positioned between two designer boutiques in the heart of trendy, upmarket Mosman this traditional hardware store is crammed full with everything you could ever want, except for sharp sand. The shopkeeper was very helpful but seemed a bit bemused when we explained what we wanted it for.
On the way back to the bus stop we passed a shoe shop. Paul has been looking for a pair of casual lace up shoes to wear with shorts. He saw a pair that caught his eye and headed inside to try them on. They were very nice but when he saw the $300 price tag he went quite pale and suddenly decided he didn’t like them at all.
When we got back home we noticed an aquarium shop opposite the bus stop. Aquarium grit is going to work just as well as sharp sand and it only cost four dollars.