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By clarice


Yesterday afternoon i planted some small plants in my garden, usually no matter what i do the slugs & snails would have had half of them by this mourning, but this time i tryed putting sawdust all round them plus its rained alnight and guess what, all my little plants are still there, so in future thats what i’ll be using.

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Hi Claire,unusal method of keeping slugs & snails at bay,we always put pellets down,or my husband goes out with the salt pot & kills them like that.

4 May, 2008


At one time i did that, but for about 5yrs i've been trying to encurage wildlife in my garden, and so i've been trying other things that are armless to them, i do get quite alot of birds now so both them methods would kill them if they ate anything that had been killed with pellets or salt.

4 May, 2008


good idea clarice, and even better that it worked despite the rain.

4 May, 2008


Clarice, I posted this in the question/answer area of the website. This is how I keep slugs of of my hosta, A nice thick ring of sawdust every couple of weeks is all they need!. The slugs/snails hate things sticking to their wet skin, so once they feel the sawdust, they crawl the other way!

4 May, 2008


I shall definitely try this! Thanks for the idea.

4 May, 2008

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