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Monday, 20 April 2009

Snail Proof Annuals

Many London gardens suffer from plagues of snails and slugs, especially so in the last few wet years. They adore tender young foliage as much as we do – so that’s something we have in common at least!

By painful trial and error I have found that what annuals they will not eat (unless starving)
  • Pot marigold (Calendula)
  • Poppies – Welsh, field, icelandic, Himalayan etc
  • Forget-me-nots
  • Annual quaking grass – in fact all grasses.
  • Cornflower
  • Snapdragons
  • Petunias
  • Lobelia
  • Feverfew
  • Foxglove
  • Poached egg plant (Limanthes)
Written By Tom O'Leary

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