Posted: 01/07/2012 at 21:56
Hi susan howard2 and everyone - thought you may be interested in my plastic bottle approach to slugs/snails so I took a couple of photos earlier today !!
The first is a 1 to 2 year old clematis eaten to a 'stump' before I added the bottle top - taking the photo has reminded me that I should now remove the bottle - particularly as we've had no rain for a few days !!
The second is an annual climber which I think I've managed to rescue from being eaten as new growth is emerging.
With both of the above it must have been coincidence that there were no slugs/snails in the ground within the perimeter of the bottle - phew !!
I've identified some seedlings and an area in which to plant them so that I can try the ground coffee and garlic spray slug/snail repellant/protection treatment. Will report back in a few weeks !!
Do let us know how things are going with you and what you find is working. Thanks