Posted: 27/04/2013 at 15:17
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Here is my views on how to deal with snails, and slugs.
If you have a lot of slugs and snails in your garden as I have, and enjoy watching the birds and wildlife I find it best only to grow plants that snails don't like in the garden, such as Day Lilly's and Penstemon, Snowdrops and Daffodils. I do grow a couple of Hostas successfuly in pots, I find the best way is to surround them with copper tape or rings. I have also found Hostas, unlike other plants don't mind standing in water,so can be grow in an over sized deep saucer of water, as slugs cannot swim! Just make sure as the plants grow they do not touch the wall, or anything that can be used as a bridge.
Also worth a try is spraying a circle of WD40 around the pot. as slugs and snails do not like to cross this. I have used this on pots used to grow salad leaves, and find once the pot is sprayed the effects last for several weeks.
Hope this helps