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keeping slugs off the hostas


  • this hosta is slug free by putting vaseline round the tub,slugs love hostas and ruin the look of them xx

  • SwissSueSwissSue Posts: 1,447

    I think the slugs like the pale leaved/varigated ones, must be more tender.image

    None of my dark leaved ones have been touched.

  • What a beautiful hosta, Gail.  Do you know its name?


  • jamesburkejamesburke Posts: 53

    I put my hostas into glased pots no more problems

  • BookertooBookertoo Posts: 1,306

    Many of my collection of hostas are in glazed pots and they get eaten as much as the others here.  The only thing I have found works is copper, all pots have copper tape around them, that does help, as do the ferrous based slug pelllets which are not dangerous to other wildlife - though I would still take care with them when in use - children certainly should not be exposed to them, as large amounts of iron can be dangerous to small people. 

  • GillyLGillyL Posts: 1,077

    I use a mixture of crushed egg shells and coffee grounds,seems to work ok,and you get the benefit of a gound coffee smell wafting across the patio.image

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