Slugs provide food for snakes and toads. It seems like poetic justice that they get munched up as they feast on so many of our flowering plants...
"Gardens in themselves are essentially poetic, works of art constructed in the language of nature" writes John Hollander in his anthology of "Garden Poems".
"A rose is a rose is a rose." However all plants we call geraniums are not geraniums; some are really pelargoniums.