Posted: 29/06/2014 at 08:16
Not convinced by the sacrificial lettuce theory. It simply attracts more slugs that will then move on to other plants
More slugs and snails this year than ever before, I think, but a combination of (limited) pellets and hand picking is effective.
Certain plants are more attractive than others ar certain times of the year....my .heleniums, for example. Delphiniums very early in fhe spring, lupins the same, echinaceas. Tender salvias are susceptible during June down here. I hand pick in the early stages until now they have grown enough to ward off any odd attack. So far, I have several hostas in the ground and in pots not attacked by the critters.
Dahlias were vulnerable but now they should be fine