Posted: 27/05/2013 at 11:14
Mine live on a shelved theatre, similar to that upon which people used to show auricuas, but of course very much bigger. I have found slugs several feet up a wall on the way to hanging baskets, under upstairs window sills - don't think pot feet will deter these. The ring of vaseline I know often works, but it hasn't here - tried WD40 as well, but they just laughed and kept travelling. Egg shells, sawdust, grit, porridge osts. the dry stuff that is sold as a deterrant, garlic wash, human hair, animal hair - tried them all over the years, and so far all that has worked is the copper tape - and even then they crawl up the wall and drop into the pots if I am not watchful. We do have the very big slugs which are disgusting to see but good as they eat the little ones which are the ones which do the damage to the plants. I guess I could stop growing so many hostas but that is not about to happen any time soon.