Appreciation: ‘Planet friendly’: RHS to no longer class slugs and snails as pests

Discussion in 'Celebrate Biodiversity' started by Junglekeeper, May 14, 2022.

  1. Junglekeeper

    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Tell that to my Hostas !!!!
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Removal of invasive plants like Hosta is an important part of maintaining a healthy ecosystem :-)
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Hosta's give shade to many insects throughout the Summer and are excellent pollinators for bees. They are also recommended by the RHS for gardens in the UK. So I'm surprised by your comment Michael.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    It was tongue-in-cheek . . . hideous things. But if they're good for bees, they're also good for slug food :-)
    But equally, they are invasive non-natives in Europe, so don't belong in healthy ecosystems here. Different matter in eastern Asia, of course.
     
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