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#710582 - 19th Jul 2012 9:34am slugs and snails a neat trick!
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Spray WD40 round the pot sides [not on soil or plants] and no slug/snail will go near. fact!


Edited by phlegm (19th Jul 2012 9:38am)

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#710589 - 19th Jul 2012 9:59am Re: slugs and snails a neat trick! [Re: ]
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Was that your random thought of the day phlegm?

Good tip.

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#710655 - 19th Jul 2012 5:00pm Re: slugs and snails a neat trick! [Re: ]
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Thanks Ste , as your the lone voice in the wilderness I was beginning to wonder if that info was useful to anyone or anyone cared!! xxx but it really does work and of course does NOT wash off in the rain.

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#710689 - 19th Jul 2012 6:46pm Re: slugs and snails a neat trick! [Re: ]
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I care and will try it , as I don't even like killing snails and slugs . Hope it really does work .

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#817286 - 18th Aug 2013 12:42am Re: slugs and snails a neat trick! [Re: ]
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Will give it a go in my war against slimey critters. Had a lot of my vegetables in pots off the ground and used some sticky copper tape around the legs of staging and had no trouble with slugs and snails.
Not so true on the allotmewnt though. Not as bad as last year but i did give it a good dusting of slug pellets during the year.

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#817295 - 18th Aug 2013 1:46am Re: slugs and snails a neat trick! [Re: ]
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Dilly fact. Get rid of phegm, splt it out and leave the creatures alone :-)

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#817296 - 18th Aug 2013 1:54am Re: slugs and snails a neat trick! [Re: ]
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We've got a resident hedgehog! laugh Nothing beats that! To anything slimy, they are the Armageddon itself! devil

But to anyone who is hedgehog-less, your tip sounds a lot better than slug/snail pellets, beer traps, crushed egg shells and copper bands around pots. smile

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#817297 - 18th Aug 2013 6:19am Re: slugs and snails a neat trick! [Re: Gold_Moon]
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there's nothing better on a warm barmy evening than a glass of wine in one hand and a carton of salt in the other!now thats armageddon.

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#817324 - 18th Aug 2013 9:44am Re: slugs and snails a neat trick! [Re: ]
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I would never put down slug pellets again.They kill the hedgehogs and the birds, that eat the slugs and snails.

Too bad if they eat the plants, just try different plants that they don't like.

Gardeners World tip for pot plants.

Put the pots on one of the dish/bases you can get to stand them on, and fill it with water. Plants will only take up as much water as they need, and slugs and snails won't cross the water.

Seems good to me. smile
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#817338 - 18th Aug 2013 10:25am Re: slugs and snails a neat trick! [Re: ]
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I was watching a snail crawl across my garden. I took it's shell off thinking it would speed it up, but it just made it sluggish! 😄

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#817470 - 18th Aug 2013 9:54pm Re: slugs and snails a neat trick! [Re: ]
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#817505 - 18th Aug 2013 11:45pm Re: slugs and snails a neat trick! [Re: minicooper]
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Originally Posted By: minicooper
there's nothing better on a warm barmy evening than a glass of wine in one hand and a carton of salt in the other!now thats armageddon.


Yesssss! Add a head torch and you can get the bottle finished

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#817512 - 19th Aug 2013 12:33am Re: slugs and snails a neat trick! [Re: ]
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Advanced slug killer click here
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#817513 - 19th Aug 2013 12:37am Re: slugs and snails a neat trick! [Re: kimpri]
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must be good, it says out of stock and bigger one No Longer Available
Just looked, plenty on Ebay


Edited by ZipperClub (19th Aug 2013 12:50am)
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#817514 - 19th Aug 2013 12:46am Re: slugs and snails a neat trick! [Re: kimpri]
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Reminds me of a scam in the newspapers MANY years ago:

Ultimate Slug Killer

100% Success Rate

Kills Slugs on Contact (you have no idea how true that was)

Basically the usual glossy advert saying how pellets were bad for pets, salt didn't work etc and then promised a guaranteed device, only 9.99 plus 9 postage and packing with money back (less postage) if it didn't do as it said.

Sounds good, how could you lose.

Money in post, parcel arrives, in parcel are two blocks of wood and some instructions:

Place Block A on hard surface
Place slug on Block A
Strike Block A with Block B

It worked
It was 100% effective

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