Posted: 21/03/2014 at 14:16
Hostas are lovely. Unfortunately snails and slugs love them too, for their dinner. So you might want to sprinkle some slug pellets around the hostas. A band of copper tape around the pot works well too, you can get both at garden centres..
Please use slug pellets only if you really must! Which in my book is never. They are very poisonous to wildlife and you, not to mention the now poisonous slugs that have eaten them will harm frogs, birds, hedgehogs, etc, anything that eats them. I personally think, they should be banned, is anything in your garden worth killing a bird over? Not in mine thanks. I have a hosta in my front garden, I put gravel around it and have a very wildlife friendly garden and I can honestly say I've never noticed a problem with any leaves being eaten. If you attract wildlife and don't kill it, it will eat all the pests for you.