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18/05/2013 at 10:40

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18/05/2013 at 10:41

this hosta is slug free by putting vaseline round the tub,slugs love hostas and ruin the look of them xx

18/05/2013 at 11:04

I think the slugs like the pale leaved/varigated ones, must be more tender.

None of my dark leaved ones have been touched.

18/05/2013 at 13:12

What a beautiful hosta, Gail.  Do you know its name?

 

18/05/2013 at 14:02

I put my hostas into glased pots no more problems

18/05/2013 at 14:15

Many of my collection of hostas are in glazed pots and they get eaten as much as the others here.  The only thing I have found works is copper, all pots have copper tape around them, that does help, as do the ferrous based slug pelllets which are not dangerous to other wildlife - though I would still take care with them when in use - children certainly should not be exposed to them, as large amounts of iron can be dangerous to small people. 

18/05/2013 at 17:25

I use a mixture of crushed egg shells and coffee grounds,seems to work ok,and you get the benefit of a gound coffee smell wafting across the patio.

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