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I suffer lots of damage to plants because of snails


By Taz

West Yorkshire, United Kingdom Gb

Hi everone, I suffer lots of damage to plants because of snails, I don't uses pellets as the are lots birds frog etc in the garden,I try to use plants they don't like.such as penstemon, lavender.phlox,heuchera, hardy geraniums,astantia,campanula prichards variety, irises, sidalcea, ladys mantle,daylily, does anyone know of any other plants that might survive the little monsters



You could try the new-ish organic slug pellets that contain ferric phosphate. They're supposed to be safe and not poison frogs, toads, birds etc.

Otherwise I think it's just trial and error - combined with going out in the evening at night with a torch to pick off the slugs and snails and stamp on them.

There are plants in your list that get eaten in my garden, so it probably depends how hungry your local slugs are. They eat day lilies, irises and phlox here.

26 Jun, 2011


Have you tried beer traps? You might have a few party frogs, but it does work for drowning snails.

26 Jun, 2011


I would leave boards, or rolled up newspapers out at night. Early in the morning, the critters will hide under them to avoid the daylight, and you can get up late, and scoop them up and bin them. It won't eliminate them, but a few weeks of doing this will reduce damage drastically.

27 Jun, 2011

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