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Hi is any way getting rid of slugs and snails we out poison ! As only new to gardening and the net


  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    One of my favourite subjects~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Basically you cant get rid of them but you can restrict them -find their hiding places- bits of wood, garden debris,under pots,dark places where they hide in the day-go out in the dark with a torch you will see them on the plants-pick them of and dispose- early this morning they were about.

    If you anti. the blue pellets there are wild-life friendly ones available

    You will never get slugs or snails out of your garden- but it is fun trying

  • Thanks I from county durham and like say only new to garden as your hard core gardener I prob have more things ask as year goes on like when to cut back roses
  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802


    There are lots of helpful people on this site -ask away -someone usually knows the answer.

  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619

    What sort of roses? Climbers, ramblers, bush...?

  • Climbers in arch over my gate one side look thicker than unether bottom bear top prune
  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    After a recent dinner party as my guests; a mother and her 14 year old son were leaving at 10.00 p.m., we noticed about 50 snails around the front door so we spent a pleasant 20 minutes 'snail hurling' into the field behind. I can recommend this as good vigorous excercise.

  • LeggiLeggi Posts: 489

    You really do need to go out at night with a torch and have a look, you'll be staggered by the number of them around especially during warm wet periods. I tend to deal with them by using something sharp and planting a patch of some cheap plants, that I know they like, to tempt them to a certain area (50p trays of unloved Marigolds from B&Q were this years choice). Snails get a slightly more under foot treatment.

    You can also use beer traps and there's a thread on here about a flour trap somewhere. All the methods mentioned work, you just need to pick one and stick with it when there are plenty of them about.

  • We have used broken eggs shells with great success,dry them first,break them in to smallish peices,and place around affected plants,more shell the better,if you know someone who works in a cafe or restaurant, ask them to save the shells for you...good luck....

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