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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just did it once. It worked for my growing season. Seedlings etc were safe
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok that doesn't sound too bad worth giving it a go. I put out my bran there this evening to test it out - so hopefully some unsuspecting slugs will stuff themselves into oblivion later Smile.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ado 2 wrote:
I just did it once. It worked for my growing season. Seedlings etc were safe


What about the following season?.....were thye back with a vengence?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have used Sluggo and nematodes (try amazon for the nematodes). Fewer slugs but still overun with snails! My mum's beloved hostas got clobbered early on but a combination of the above (and a very helpful thrush) has seen them recover.

Sluggo works very well around lettuce and celery.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I've tried the bran over the last few nights, unsure how successful it was but I do know a few birds definitely got plumper off it Smile. Need to build a some little shelters for it to stop the birds and will try again....
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