For many gardeners, there is an ongoing battle to save precious plants and vegetables from the destructive attack of these mini enemies. And yet, it would be inconceivable to believe that slugs do not have an important part to play in the circle of life.
It can often feel like a losing battle in the war to save your favourite plants but there are tried and tested methods which gardeners turn to and a combination of methods is often the best bet!
Whilst it may seem that slugs are having a party in your garden, there are plants on which they are not so keen. This is not a definitive list but it certainly worth considering if slugs are decimating your borders!
There are some plants that slugs just love to eat and planting them can be a party call to all the slugs in the neighbourhood to gather!
To cut back or not to cut back Hostas in late Autumn: that is the question? The answer really depends on whether or not you can stand to look at a mushy border through Winter?
You may know that eggshells are a great way to deter slugs from chomping on your prized plants but how do you gather enough eggshells in order for this barrier method to be successful?
I save all our eggshells through the Winter to scatter around the bases of those plants vulnerable to a slug attack like lupins, hostas and salvias.
I love Hostas: the way they in wait, dormant under the soil, then spring from the ground, leaping towards a majestic, arching form! I love their huge, glossy leaves; their myriad shades of colour and their end of season spiky, floral finale! Unfortunately for both me and the Hostas, the slugs absolutely love them too!