Posted: 19/04/2012 at 17:18
I love Miss Bateman, but my goodness she is a temperamental lady indeed!! I had her in a large pot until the snails came and licked her bark off and she died - no joke, apparently snails (and probably slugs too) have masses of little hooks on their tongues and when they find a plant they like - which seems to be most of them, but some more than others, like Miss Bateman - they just lick until there is no more bark. s with any plant, once the bark is 'ringed' the plant dies. I have considred trying again with copper tape around the pot, as I do for my hosta collection but haven't quite decided if I am going to do that for her yet.