Posted: 16/05/2012 at 06:50
I found a fat snail in my growhouse a couple of days ago.....along with a lot of munched cosmos seedlings. The snails must have thought it was a slide-thru cafe!!! I have copper-taped my growhouses now and use copper tape on my hosta pots, everything else is left to the birds and beasties.
One point on beer traps....don't sink the container flush with the ground, leave a lip of a few mm, the slugs and snails will still get in but the ground beetles won't.
I noticed some stuff (brown pellets) at the garden centre that is supposed to repel slugs and snails that you can use round your plants. It's allegedly organic, has anybody tried it?