Posted: 20/07/2014 at 17:32
I was talking to a hosta grower at RHS Hampton Court, and he recommended the large, blue, ridged hostas for my garden, which is plagued with slugs and snails. He suggested placing the pellets some few inches from the actual plant, as they are attracted to them, they then consume them and die before reaching the hosta. I've got smaller green varieties growing in pots, which have been demolished this year, but looked really good last year. Probably due to the mild, wet winter. Copper works quite well. In the past, I have put the terracotta pots into an attractive copper pan.