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Slugs and snails

These are always in the top UK garden pests.  Feeding damage appears as irregular holes in leaves and tell tale slime trails can be seen on the soil surface. They feed on vertially all plant material including seedlings, bedding plants, clematis, fruit and vegetable plants particularly when young with soft growth.  Significant problem where weather is warm, damp and humid.  Often not seen during the day as they tend to feed at dusk/night.  They can be a pest throughout the year if conditions are suitable.  Product Solution:  Slug and Snail Killer, Slug Bait, or Natria Slug & Snail Control Scatter thinly around susceptible plants. Cultural measures: Keep areas around susceptible plants clean and well cultivated.  Smear pots and containers with Vaseline, attach copper ribbon to the top of pots and containers, apply crushed egg shells or fine horticultural grit / fine gravel to the top compost surface of pots to help protect vulnerable plants. Where possible water plants during the day to reduce levels of humidity and dampness by the evening.

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