Posted: 27/06/2015 at 14:25
My garden is just too large for nematodes to be an effective solution.
I now use the wildlife and pet friendly slug pellets (no metaldehyde) which I start scattering very thinly around susceptible plants like hostas, hemerocallis, daffs, clematis and rhubarb starting on Valentine's Day as it's easy to remember.
Repeat weekly or after heavy rain throughout the season. This ensures you get them as they emerge form hibernation or hatch from eggs and before they have time to eat your treasures and breed more slimesters.
Any slugs I find when gardening I throw in the road to get squished by passing traffic. No messing with beer, salt or scissors.
Before doing this system I would go out at dark with a torch and pick hundreds just off the daffs in spring. Life is too short and there are many nicer garden jobs to occupy my time.