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Invasion!!!! Already frustrated!!!!

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 10:26

Hi all. Invasion is happening!!!! My raised bed that was slug free last year is inundated already, I have laced with pellets as the dog can't get to this. However last night they were on my paths and on my flower beds and even on the slate in my Hosta pots!! This has always worked before. 


I need cheap home made solutions as I can't put pellets everywhere the dog will helpfully Hoover them up!!! Please help. Any ideas. I'm going away for 4 nights and don't want to return to munched plants!!!!

my poor courgette and French beans are missing half a leaf each!!!!!!

Make do and mend

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 15:30

Absolutely gutted - feel cheated

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 09:01

Thanks daffyG


Posted: 17/05/2013 at 22:55

Mine were dobbed in and around garden for some colour about 9 weeks ago and now I don't know what to do as I will have bedding plants going out as soon as strong enough. my garden isn't large enough to hide them away

Absolutely gutted - feel cheated

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 22:50

They are giving me 600 ltrs of petersfield multi purpose compost. Just can't be any worse than what I had. Question is do I shake off as much as I can and put back in the 2.5" modules or try for larger pots. But would mean purchasing more. 


Will the marigold and gazania suffer from shaking all compost out?

Make do and mend

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 20:10

Helpful as ever! Messy garden at the mo and a courgette attempting to harden off. Unsure if I get get it out perminantly yet. But thank you for the assistance! 

Make do and mend

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 18:23


hopefully you casweep what I mean. If I need to go higher I put 4 more shorter green pipes in the top of the plastic thenb move the canes up. now just to find a method of holding the nedown rather than old bits of wood 

Absolutely gutted - feel cheated

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 17:32

Even with heat and ventilation in the conservatory I have had problEms. 

i used this compost last year and all was well, this is definitely not right!!

the garden centre want a sample and also pictures and a marigold, they are going to refund and replace with a different compost. I'm novice but not that novice this is def not right and the green slimy mould is not normal either. I don't think that it being soaked in flood water had done it any favours!!!!!

Make do and mend

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 11:15

Arthak, I'm iPhone but will post a link if someone could paste it in?!?

Absolutely gutted - feel cheated

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 10:32

They were the big square bales. I could only fit 3 in my estate boot at once. I have emailed! Lets see what they come back with, if no response I will call at least they have a list of loss and problems in writing!!!

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