Posted: 01/06/2014 at 17:20
We use Slug pubs in the veg patch, grit or the sheeps' wool pellets around precious plants in pots and sharp sand around hostas and delphiniums as they surface in the spring. Otherwise we rely on the birds, frogs, toads and hedgehogs that are visiting us more and more now that we're providing the right habitat. We get very little slug damage (fingers crossed).
We have lots of the huge orange slugs but we leave them alone as they and their big black cousins eat the small slugs that do all the damage to growing plants. The only plant matter that the big ones eat is stuff that is already decomposing.