Slugs and snails - help needed!!
Never thought I would ever post in a gardening forum in my life but here goes!
My fiance and I bought our first home 2 years ago and have completly redecorated, included doing up the garden.
Last year we noticed whatever we planted ended up lasting roughly 24hours before being munched by slugs and snails!
This year we took measures to try and combat the problem but I think it's a tad out of hand and really I would really like some advice!
We have researched plants which do not attract slugs and snails which we planted out - they have been eaten.
We have put out beer/yeast traps which work on a tiny proportion of the nasties!
As a veterinary nurse I refuse to use slug pellets as even the 'animal friendly' ones can cause domestic pets to die! Plus with out neighbours cat roaming our garden I just don't think it is safe.
Considered salt but know this will damage the soil/plants.
Last night alone just after dark our slug hunt landed us well over 100 slugs and snails! This morning I have checked the garden and all of the plants I put out on Monday have gone! Literally there is nothing left!
I think they are coming from within the Ivy between us and our neighbour. I am reluctant to tear this down as I know there is not really a suitable fence between us and I like the privacy it offers!
Can anyone please help me as at the moment we are wasting our money trying to have a nice garden!!!!