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10/02/2013 at 19:17

i heard that the garlic works very well, so i will be trying this , if someone ever comes up with one item to keep them away they would make a fortune, but i agree slug pellets are not the way to go, i am lucky i have a toad in the garden so hopefully he will performe for his residental stay ?

16/03/2013 at 22:04
Brilliant info very much appreciated
07/04/2013 at 22:44
I grow my hostas in old chimney pots keep them off the ground they look great
07/04/2013 at 23:52

It seems the battle is starting again, I have just picked off a green caterpillar from a surviving geranium in the raised flower bed this afternoon.  Also slugs are starting to crawl out from under folliage, etc.  When I find a slug in its shell I chuck it on the lawn and the crows then pick it up and proceed to bash it on the roof of my house.  I dont know whether to like crows or not as they make a racket and can damage the tiles.  Maybe the best thing is to grow plants and flowers the slugs dont like, such as Flag Irises, Bergena, rock roses, etc.  But they will eat anything given the chance.  I am going to put lots of tins containing beer around the place and drown the pests.

19/07/2013 at 11:22
I grow low slug-attracting plants such as hostas in hanging baskets or clay pots - best if sited on rough gravel. Cover the surrounding soil surface with lots of scratchily off-putting mulch, like crushed eggshells.
20/09/2013 at 07:53
My can of WD40 has pictures of uses for it, one of them being spray round the outside of plant pots to prevent slugs, (and I'm guessing snails, too,) climbing up them.
I haven't put it to the test, but lets face it, the smell alone would put anything off coming anywhere near! Hmmm, wonder if it works as well as mothballs do against my cats using the pots as litter trays......
20/09/2013 at 08:22

I love the smell of WD40 

I have more snails than slugs in this new garden so I chuck 'em over the fence into the road and let them take their chances with the traffic 

If I'm feeling kind I put them in the compost bin though!

21/09/2013 at 20:51
i had a slug problem, then i got two chickens, no more slugs ; >
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