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Soft succulent plant growth, including seedlings, young tender shoots, leaves and flowers are damaged or eaten, particularly in wet conditions. Underground parts of some plants, especially potato tubers and tulip bulbs can be tunnelled by black keeled slugs. Slime trails may be visible near the damaged tissues. Can cause additional damage, such as bacterial soft rot on vegetables and ornamentals.

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Slugs vary in size and colour, from yellowish grey to brown/black.

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Slugs & Snails!!! UGH!!!

Question from Helen Skerratt

I've heard that ground coffee scattered around plants will keep away slugs & snails. Is this true & should I head off to Costa coffee to get free sack full of the stuff????


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  • Posted: Sat. 10th August 2013 20:30
  • Last reply: Wed. 4th November 2015 08:25

Slugs have devoured my hostas

Question from Isabel Zinaburg

My hostas have been decimated by slugs. One or two are already growing new leaves - can I cut the eaten laves back to aloow the new ones more room to grow? The eaten ones look awful.

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  • Posted: Mon. 25th July 2011 13:47
  • Last reply: Sat. 6th October 2012 17:38