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21/05/2013 at 13:48

iv'e been gardening for 3 season's and had trouble with slugs and snails every yaer how can i keep them down


can anyone help

21/05/2013 at 19:17

I use slug trap from Poundland part filled with beer and place them round the garden.  I know family and friends who go round the garden collecting them by hand but the thought of picking up a slug turns my stomach.

21/05/2013 at 19:33

i know that's why im try to find best way to keep them down

and thank you for your input

21/05/2013 at 19:45

Lavenderlass, I've wondered about these slug traps.  How do you empty them!  Yukkk!!

21/05/2013 at 20:00

Hi Poly-anthus, You're right they are yukkie but I'm lucky my hubby cleans them out for me, but if I had to do it myself I think I would as they do keep the slugs/snails of the plants,

21/05/2013 at 20:54

Nematodes (only kill slugs) and organic wildlife friendly slug pellets for both the snails and slugs.  Excellent results.  I don't know why more folk don't use the organic pellets.

22/05/2013 at 05:11

i ve surrounded my lettuces and cabbages with sheep wool horse hair and egg and sea shells this year no damage yet

22/05/2013 at 06:34

I'm using a combination of egg shells and used coffee grounds on my veg plot. No damage as yet this year

22/05/2013 at 07:15

I've built a 6' wall, put in a moat and scattered a whole packet of slug pellets around my lettuce.  No damage

22/05/2013 at 07:18

sarahandrob..used that combination for years,always works well.

22/05/2013 at 07:30

Torch and salt solution at night is very effective for me.  

22/05/2013 at 07:37

Is the salt solution in your moat Verdun?

22/05/2013 at 07:47


It stings a bit as I go for my daily early morning swim in it.  Lol

22/05/2013 at 07:50

Perhaps you should try wearing a wet suit

22/05/2013 at 07:58

Is that why you're so wrinkly Verd? You told us you were only 27...

22/05/2013 at 08:10

Just a tip Verdun,if you add vinegar to the moat as well and then go for a swim ,you should come out feeling a lot chipper!!

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