Slugs are often destructive to the young shoots, but may be checked by a few sprinklings of soot or lime.
"Unfortunately, there are a lot more slugs like Otto what's-his-name as well," I said.
A couple more slugs of this stuff and I'll be fine.
One advantage of using edgings of this kind, especially in kitchen gardens, is that they do not harbour slugs and similar vermin, which all live edgings do, and often to a serious extent, if they are left to grow large.
She reached down behind the desk and brought out a bottle of gin and poured two healthy slugs into water glasses.