Posted: 09/02/2014 at 20:11
I grow 'Sum and Substance' and they are left alone by the varmints, they have mounds of big tough leaves. Blue Angel does get attacked if I don't handpick around them in the evenings. We have hedgehogs, frogs and blackbirds in the garden and they certainly help keep slugs, snails and weevils etc at bay.
I don't put slug pellets down but as soon as the hostas are peeking through the soil I surround them with a mulch of sharp sand and make sure there are no nearby leaves or stems of other plants which slugs and snails could use as a 'bridge' to reach the hostas.
I keep other hostas in pots and again, I inspect them regularly for lurking slugs, snails etc.