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how can I stop snails eating hostas



HI,my personal fav is slug pellets scattered around the base of the plant, or fine sand, eggshells, or keep them in containers, ive had 2 huge plants and just divided them 2 weeks ago, they are growing great in pots with no slug damage or attacks, the advantage of pot kept hostas ( besides the slugs thing ) is you can move them where you want to.. !!


2 May, 2010


Yep, I agree. Mine are in pots covered in grit which the slugs don't seem to like and the hostas don't mind. I divided mine recently and they are all shooting well. I do have to be careful not to let the leaves touch a wall or fence 'cos those slugs & snails are pretty determined and will attack from above if they can!!

2 May, 2010


If yours are in pots try copper snail/slug tape around the pot if in the ground get an old plastic bootle cut both ends off and place in the ground around the foot of the plant and wrap the cooper tape around it I did this with some sunflowers last year and it seemed to work

2 May, 2010


If they are in pots you can actually glue 1 or 2 pence pieces to the pot - apparently this is cheaper than the slug tape :-)

2 May, 2010


Brilliant MG I will be raiding the copper jar in the morning although I might try silicone instead of glue.

2 May, 2010


Saga mag. advice!

2 May, 2010


Try putting a layer of vaseline around the rim of the container.

3 May, 2010

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