Posted: 05/06/2014 at 19:59
bumper year for slugs and snail - and where have all the hedgehogs gone?
copper tape around pots works for hostas, but anything with sword-like leaves is fair game for them (iris, day lillies, montbretia) - amazed to see they've devoured oriental poppies that were still quite small plants. I've been picking snails off clematis flowers, off roses - up trees - is nowhere safe? Much as I like aquilegia they have become a thug weed in my garden this year, I'm rapidly fillimng my compost bins with them!