Posted: 21/05/2015 at 21:17
I've seen more snails than slugs this year and my newly planted yummy clematis are sealed up better than Fort Knox
I saw the ends off their pots which get sunk in the ground, back filled with grit and pelleted. I also use copper tape around the top edge. Most hostas are in pots or raised beds that get the same treatment.
This year I've only has three Clematis suffer from an almighty chewing although the hostas left in the ground are already pebble-dashed so I will build more raised beds next year
Most perennials have been okay although I don't grow delphiniums or dahlias because of this issue, luckily I don't miss them in my garden.
Some of my salvias got nibbled early on but I managed to save them in time and will collar them next year with a sunken pot each and gravel. The rims will get lost under the foliage by mid summer and hopefully I'll get my blooms