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Has anyone got the recipe that was given out on Gardeners world some years ago for garlic wash to deter these pests please.
I did a search on this site and found this. Hope its what you're looking for.
my self, this my recipe , boil a pint of water put a clove in, leave to cool and when cooled put water with clove in spray bottle and top up with water (it will come stronger).
Mix 6 tea spoons of (cheap) instant coffee into a 1Lt bottle and spray on the soil. Otherwise use nematodes. They might be expensive but they are the only true and natural cure, for slugs and snails. It pays off over the year, believe me.
I have just woken up to find 80% of my beans decimated...and two big fat snails crawling over the last two. I've been using nematodes, I've been watering the ground with a a boiled up snails mixture to put them off. I've patrolled the garden every evening to hand pick them (got 50+ yesterday). I'm about to give up the whole flipping thing and just grow roses...they don't seem to be interested in those....yet!!
please please if anyone has any advice I would be so very grateful!
(...the slugs do seem to have diminished considerably - it's just the snails...)
Spread a layer of sharp sand around the beans - they don't crawl over that - it's keeping them away from my sunflowers
ok I'm on it!
thank you so much!
Or crushed up egg shells as an alternate for sharp sand!