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Tip to keep the slug from your hostas.................................

A guy from the Hosta society passed on a good tip to ward off the slugs and snails from your hostas -hair. 

Hair has barbs on the strands and the slugs do not like to cross it.

I keep trimming a quarter inch off my fringe and sprinkling it around the plants, and if you know a hairdresser- even better.  So far so good, and it is hardly noticeable.  Remember to ensure it is quater inch to increase the shaprness of the hair!


Regards Liz



  • lindsay2610lindsay2610 Posts: 100

    Thanks Liz!  I'm going to the hairdressers next week, I'll take a paper bag and bring home my trimmings! Luckily my hairdresser is training as a horticulturalist so hopefully she won't find it too weird image 

  • Bridget2Bridget2 Posts: 31

    Great tip Liz,will have a word with mine.

  • bigolobbigolob Posts: 127

    After 72 years and 43 years in Medical practice I do not have much hair left! Will have to continue with slug pellets.

  • Tropical SamTropical Sam Posts: 1,488

    Would be interested in seeing if hair works. I put my Hosts in galvinised-zinc troughs and that works a treat as well. I would liek to put them in the ground and naturalise them but the slugs are too ferocious round these parts.

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