"Unfortunately, there are a lot more slugs like Otto what's-his-name as well," I said.
Slugs are often destructive to the young shoots, but may be checked by a few sprinklings of soot or lime.
The commoner European slugs of small size all belong to the genus Limax, in which the opening of the mantle-chamber is posterior.
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.
A couple more slugs of this stuff and I'll be fine.