Posted: 28/11/2017 at 17:44
I have to agree with Posy on this. No matter how 'wild' our gardens are, they're 'phoney', and full of juicy stuff that molluscs love. There's only so much that birds, frogs, hedgehogs etc can do, and they aren't always in the right place at the right time either.
I'd agree with Skandi that if you work at it in spring when new growth is coming through, and plants are a bit vulnerable, it pays off. Once plants get going, they can generally cope better.
It's still a problem with certain plants though, and like GaryR, I now avoid plants which just attract them like a magnet. I don't have the time or energy to devote to it. I can have a certain number of plants which need a bit more attention, so I then have a reasonable balance.
I also enjoy a bit of slug tossing over the fence (the giant snails are easier to keep hold of and then fling, though ) but a pair of scissors is quick and simple.