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hi, this hosta is going great guns. this pot has been part of my copper cable experiment, i left a few pots and planters for a week while i was in turkey. i have checked them all over with a magnifying glass and cant find any beasties. will check again in a couple of days. scousemonk(john)

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very healthy looking plant. Im using the copper tape on my pots, had one or two nibbles where the plants have touched unprotected plants but very much better this year

11 May, 2009


my wife thought the copper cable looked ugly. but now she is singing its praises. i hope it doesnt all go wrong. my life wont be worth living. (scousemonk.) john

11 May, 2009


it will go green eventually and wont be so noticable scouse

11 May, 2009


Will be interesting to see if it works for you, I tried it last year and it made no difference! My hosta's still ended up like lace curtains!
Have tried a different way this year, and so good.........

28 May, 2009


scouse I appear to have trapeze type slugs in my garden......after a good start the slugs have outwitted me and the copper tape and apparently are dropping in from above to get lunch!

28 May, 2009


hi mageth. copper wire still doing a grand job, have you tried another length of tape maybe an inch below/above the existing one. move all canes in case you have a pole voulter in the regards;scousemonk.(john.)

28 May, 2009


hi potty. if my hosta does get damaged then it will be all out war, home guard, big bucket and boiling water. i have given up on the beer traps, they seem to enjoy a pint, and a take-away on the way home. must be true scouse regards;scousemonk.(john)

28 May, 2009


LOL John.
I am trying a band of grit around the base of the pots, about 1"-2" wide, and making sure the leaves are not near anything else they could climb on. I put slug pellets on the soil before they started growing to catch any that got past the defences! I go out every evening with a torch and bottle of vinegar to reduce the population! All out war on them this year!

31 May, 2009

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