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does the trick. Bin the bodies in the morning.most plants, seedlings, young plantsspring, summer, autumnMore advice on dealing with slugs and snailsProtect pot plants from slugsControlling slugs in your gardenChoosing plants that slugs don't like
A gastropod that has a coiled shell, and feeds on plants. It wreaks similar damage to slugs, and can be controlled in the same way too.
A chemical treatment used to kill slugs and snails.
A member of the Mollusca grouping, which includes Gastropoda - soft bodied, unsegmented animals, many of which live in hard shells, eg, slugs and snails.
, smoothing out any creases as you go.AdamTry salads in a pot decorated with this copper tape - it'll give slugs a run for their money and you'll have luscious leaves.Protecting plants from slugs and snailsChoosing slug-resistant plantsKeeping slugs off your
Mow lawns then trim new edges with a half-moon edging toolDig compost into borders to improve water retention Add copper rings to pots to protect plants from slugs and snailsHoe bare areas of soil on dry days to remove weed seedlingsReplenish gravel
)Pick off dead flower heads from spring bulbsProtect emerging shoots of delphiniums and lupins from slugs and snails using a barrier such as copper tape for pots or garlic granules
Tidy up piles of flowerpots and debris that could harbour snailsRaise patio containers on feet or bricks, to ensure their compost drains properlyAvoid walking on lawns covered with heavy frost, as you'll kill the grassProvide birds with fresh water
Spread a layer of manure or compost around roses and shrubsPrepare areas for laying new lawns in spring, digging over, weeding and enriching the soilBe on the look out for slugs and snails, which will attack emerging shoots of perennials
Organic and chemical solutionsfor dealing with snailsPractical advice from Garden Organic Backyard Nature explains the biology and habit of slugs and snailsA fun website for snail fans