Posted: 10/07/2015 at 19:10
It is a mistake to use lots of slugs pellets. Too many and they become an attractant.
touch wood......I grow several hostas both in the ground and in pots and they are still hardly touched by slugs etc.
I use pellets sparingly....perhaps 6 pellets or so (I don't exactly count them.....under each hosta. Replenished after heavy rainfall.
A combination of pellets, clean environment (no decaying materials nearby) and night time visits with torch and salt solution seems to be effective.
i also feel not allowing hostas to flower is a factor......decaying flowers are hugely attractive to slugs. hosta foliage is never as good after flowering either. I have a few I allow to flower in pots.
Me too, Verdun, if any, I just thought that the OP WAS using them which was why he was so sure it wasnt slugs or snails.