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amberspyamberspy Posts: 382
I love look of hosta and have room fir couple in my shaded border 
but put off snails and slugs eat them 
so never get any 
I take it no variety is safe 
I’ve actually never seen any pests in in garden even at nite 
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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,570
    I have mine at the side of the pond. The frogs seem to take care of the slugs.
  • I put grit round the base of mine keeps them away .
  • berginjim5berginjim5 Posts: 46
    I like them but unfortunately so do our slimey friends
  • WilderbeastWilderbeast Posts: 1,415
    We have maybe 30-40 hostas in our tropical area and have no problems with slugs and snails. Im very surprised as there 3 large phormium housing the beasts in the same area, it's heavy clay another favourite and I keep it really damp for the plants that area. Either the slugs aren't hungry, the hedgehog is amazingly brilliant or we just happen to have a slug free garden 😀😀 Anyways we'd be lost without the Hostas and would recommend them to anyone 
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,754
    This is the first year I can remember seeing so many healthy hostas in people's gardens. The excessively dry April made a huge difference.
    I've largely given up on them. Too much bother keeping slugs away, and that lazy frog isn't helping  ;)
    Phormiums are the favourite hiding place of the big snails we have here @Wilderbeast. I check mine every day for them. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • amberspyamberspy Posts: 382
    Oh I’m not sure 
    as them slimey things put me off 
    maybe I look for something else to fill that shade space 
    aww does that mean I get them in my cream delight 🙈
    I suppose i Better start checking 
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,754
    I just lift and dispatch them  ;)
    None of these things bother me if I'm handling them  - slugs as well. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • amberspyamberspy Posts: 382
    @Fairygirl
    ive handled them before in old house garden but with using tissue paper 😂😂
    I’m not that brave 
  • coffee works great for me, a handful of ground coffee around the base and mine are untouched!
  • dave125dave125 Posts: 178
    I had massive problems with slugs on hostas but earlier this year I moved all mine to pots. Not a single nibble so far with the added bonus being that there is no slug damage on what were neighbouring plants.
    Luv Dave
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