Posted: 04/09/2017 at 16:01
Aaargh! Last autumn I planted a lovely mahonia which was showing great promise in the spring and early summer. However, it has been absolutely decimated by tiny snails which have shredded the leaves and any of the new green pointed shoots as they emerged from the centre. I have tried picking them off to no avail. I have even resorted to a few pellets which I avoid using as a rule as we are trying to make the garden wildlife friendly. I know snails are wildlife and I tend to put up with them and have plants that are not too susceptible. I assumed mahonia would be ok, thickish spiky leaves etc but no. Should it go, be moved or any other suggestions?