Slugs in potted roses

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Slugs in potted roses

Postby vinjosau » Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:11 pm

I've been battling slugs in container plants for a while. Have just found a few in some potted roses. I intend to get some stands to get the pots off the ground - should have done it long ago, I suppose.

In the meantime, I am wondering if there is anything I can do to "dispose" of any more slugs which might still be lurking in the potting mix without actually removing the root ball from the pot. Any other advice gratefully accepted.

With thanks for assistance.

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Re: Slugs in potted roses

Postby Stormgirl » Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:59 pm

I would just throw some snail and slug bait around the base of the plant, that should do the trick. (Y)
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Re: Slugs in potted roses

Postby Pam » Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:02 am

If you use the 'pet friendly' snail and slug pellets (they are usually brown rather than blue) you also avoid harming other wildlife. An added bonus is that because they're basically iron they simply break down to a substance that is beneficial to your plants.
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