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  • Help protect Hosta leaves

    Posted by Craig on June 21, 2023 at 9:24 am

    I recently spotted this enormous Hosta ‘Empress Wu’ leaf in my local garden centre. I’d love to add Hostas to the shaded areas in my garden but I can NEVER keep the slugs and snails off them without using slug pellets. Has anyone got pet friendly slug deterrent suggestions? Cheers.

    Craig replied 5 months, 1 week ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
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  • wayne

    Member
    August 4, 2023 at 4:24 pm

    I had some success planting lettuces around my hosta which seemed to distract the slugs

  • Mark

    Member
    August 7, 2023 at 12:57 pm

    I find crushed eggs shells turned upside and scattered around area helps, also a garlic wash helps.

  • suffolkGal

    Member
    October 30, 2023 at 4:53 pm

    I’m a hosta and snail lover. I feed my snails and slugs cucumber, they love it and my hostas always remain untouched.

    • Craig

      Administrator
      November 1, 2023 at 8:16 am

      That’s a really good tip, offer them something better! Love it 😀

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