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The lupin may even come back this year-keep any eye on it and take slug precautions as necessary
Some cottage garden plants which slugs will (usually) leave alone are Nepeta (also known as catmint or catnip), roses, foxgloves, verbena bonariensis, hardy geraniums and astrantia major (Hattie's pincushion) - they should get you started - good luck
Silver grey leaved artemisia and silvery Stachys are good bets and thrive in well drained sunny sites. Sedums are reliable and you can get them with lovely purple leaves. Also there are a wide variety of hemerocallis (daylilies) which build up into big clumps, look very dramatic in flower and are very unfussy. My favourite is Hemerocallis 'Stafford.' I'm getting carried away here!
they seem to leave my roses lavender and peonies alone, i kept my sweet peas alive using beer traps and eggshells....but forgot about my 7 new clematis! they ate my cirrhosa freckles to death i think.. i've repotted it ( all others have recovered...) roots look ok, keeping fingers crossed
Heucheras seem fairly slug resistant.
This year a delphinium, echinacea, leucanthemum, a couple of lupins and a scabious have fallen victim to slug attack. All but the delphinium.....a true beauty for several years too....have recovered after clearing the slugs. I think all will flower.
For me,,this has been the worst year for slugs and I guess it's down to the wet, mild winter
I've not tried this, but ........................