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west yorkshire, United Kingdom Gb

please could ya tell me why my hostas have got big holes in them . it happened last year and i was told to get some killer but that didnt work spraid them agai and that doesnt seem to have worked. THANK YOU x

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Sounds like a slug and snail problem. They don't like slug pellets,
I have just put some down for mine, had a good catch.

29 May, 2009


If you don't want to use slug pellets, try coffee granules ( not decaff!). Knocks them cold.

29 May, 2009


mine do the same. off to spread coffee granules as i had never heard of that.

29 May, 2009


SLUGS SLUGS SLUGS! There is available now an organic slug pellet that is harmless to all wildlife. It is wheat based though and as a result mice love them. They dont seem to go soggy when it rains and so they last much longer, so although they are more expensive they are more cost effective.

29 May, 2009


I like the idea of coffee grounds! Being in Spain we drink more coffee here than tea and I generally mix my coffee grounds into the wood ash from the fire before chucking liberally over the earth in the colder months. Now I shall be out there around my hostas with the saved coffee grounds in an attempt to keep the little b*****s off! I have been unable to use pellets as we have lots of little wall lizards and the last think I want my garden to be is a lizard cemetary!

31 May, 2009

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