I am new to gardening. Could someone please tell me do slugs eat Geraniums, the bedding type. Also do they eat Dianthus. Thank you
i have never known them to eat geraniums or dianthus.. they are not soft and juicy enough for them.
I am afraid my red geraniums have been knibbled by snails...I thought the smell of geraniums put snails off the plants, but sadly no.
they do. They just bite bits of it to taste first. if its not tasty they move on to something else. the tip of my dianthus has just been bitten off cleanly but was not eaten. i suppose the snail spat it out and shouted "yuk" that tastes awful. lol
Slugs ate my Bay and Skimmia bushes, and you know how leathery their leaves can be. They will eat anything. I have tried all the usual self remedies, and now won't grow the real slug aperitifs.Anything annual that my husband wants to grow are in pots with inches of sharp grit. Don't do veg any more.
Have a look at our list of plants that slugs tend to avoid. However, we do say that these plants may not be totally immune to slugs. They're definitely worth a try though.
Odd. Slugs have been eating ONLY my geraniums and dianthus! Also, a time or two, they've tried my Vietnamese Hollyhocks....