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‘Nothing will do more!’ Monty Don shares how to keep snails & slugs away from plants



In the most recent episode of Gardeners’ World on Friday, August 20, Monty Don introduced a special guest to the show. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, spoke to the host about her love of gardening, as well as her garden dilemmas. The royal revealed that she has issues with voles and rats eating her plants and vegetables. But what about other pests, such as slugs?

“It attracts frogs and toads.”

Monty also advised planting hedges, shrubs, and trees, which will attract birds such as blackbirds and thrushes.

He said: “All these things eat slugs and snails.”

The horticulturist explained which plants slugs and snails usually eat, saying: “Healthy plants growing strongly tend not to be attacked.

The horticulturist went on to explain how beer can be used to deter slugs and snails too.

He said: “We put down the occasional beer trap.”

A good way to make a beer trap is to put a little beer in a jar and place it in the soil.

Slugs like the smell so much that they will crawl into the jar and drown in the beer.


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