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How can I stop slugs and snails eating my Hosta?

Posted: 23/09/2017 at 20:57


I found that the slugs and snails left the hostas alone earlier in the season, then they started with a vengeance.

Usually they go for one individual and leave the others alone, not this year, they all got hit>

I have 4 plants of Designer Genes in pots, they were the worst hit!

Aw well, there's always next year!

How can I stop slugs and snails eating my Hosta?

Posted: 23/09/2017 at 12:09


Ian, you might as well use holy water for all the use garlic water and other home made solutions are against slugs and other pests like white fly.

No doubt others will reply that these and other snake oil products were the answer to their prayers.

The little blue pellets give some respite, if used sparingly and regularly!



Posted: 02/08/2012 at 23:21

Shasta Daisies, white doubles not the tall growing singles ,flower for a long time and are easily propagated so you can increase your stock!

That's one that lots of people have and if you know someone who has any, your on your way!

I have just purchased, the new yellow one which are much dwarfer than the whites, they are Banana Cream, Broadway Lights and Goldrush, I already have taken a few rooted offsets of each, as they each had a few roots on they should hopefully grow!

The fancy name for them is Leucanthemum!


Posted: 21/07/2012 at 22:07


No in the garden as well but is worse in either pots and tubs!

Chris no 2

Yes I find the yellow varieties hard to deal with,they die very easily!

Have found this season that it has been hard to increase the stock as very few threw any young shoots so far!

Have just come back after a day out visiting three garden centres, and all of them had really rubbishy heucheras for sale, some a disgrace really!

Also all had other plants for sale at 50% off, they were not worth 50 pence most of them!

The garden centres do themselves a disservice in offering rubbish like they do!

If when the plants started to go off they were to offer them cheaply, instead of waiting to they were only fit for the compost heap, they might get a few more sold!


Posted: 19/07/2012 at 21:11


With me the plants with dark coloured leaves do best planted in the garden (soil quite heavy, lightened with peat and garden compost!)

The light coloured leaves do best in pots or tubs!

They have not been so colourful or grown well this season, I think the rain and dull days have done for them so far!

The biggest problem is vine weavil, none of the so called "EXPENSIVE" vine weavil insecticides are any use what so ever!l

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