war-on-slugs

The War On Slugs – Part 2

Following on from last week’s guide to mollusc-bashing, here are some more ways to banish slugs from your garden.
The War on Slugs has three fronts. The chemical (poisoning with pellets), the physical (barriers and traps) and biological (employing slug-eating animals).
This week it’s the turn of the physical. Physical barrier methods rely on making the surfaces around the plant difficult or unpleasant for the slug to cross. Based on personal experience …Read More

Chemicals

Next to the peat issue, chemicals are probably the most emotive topic on the gardening front at the present time. Garden chemicals are basically either organic (derived from natural sources) or inorganic, though some compound fertilizers and insecticide mixtures can be a combination of both.
Those gardeners who prefer only to use chemicals of natural origin often shun those from any other source. It is quite possible to control most common pests …Read More