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This year is the first time I have tried copper tape to stop slugs eating my hostas. It works. I cut a short length of tape remove it from the sticky backing and stick it along a piece of stick or a tent peg inserted in the soil around the plant. very good result no holes in your hostas


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,910

    They laugh at any kind of measure taken here Glenys! Only way to keep on top of them is to 'hunt them and chuck them'  image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,275

    I find the copper tape works well but I just never have enough of it. If they sold it in rolls of about half a kilometre long I could could put a cordon sanitaire around the whole garden maybe.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • 99p a roll in Home Bargains. Quite a good size roll. Still needed loads thoughimage

  • One doesn1t need much, copper electrical wire would do. Slugs can sense it and won`t go anywhere near it

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