I am thinking of running up the white flag and digging up my Hostas. In a good year they looked magnificent but this has been my worst year ever and it is heartbreaking to look at the ugly skeletal leaves. When I moved into this house we had a bit of a slug problem but thankfully no snails. Now I am overrun with both. I am wondering if word got around the local area that I was generous with the slug pubs and slug food so all the little blighters in the neighbourhood moved in.
Would moving the Hostas into pots work? Should I wash off all soil to prevent transferring eggs? Is there anything I can do to exterminate them? How about building a pond and transferring frogspawn in the spring? Can one buy hedgehogs anywhere? I am at my wits end. Any suggestions fellow sufferers?