Garlic Wash Slug Control

Hosta Garlic Wash Recipe


We are always asked about how to protect hostas from being eaten by slugs and snails. Garlic wash is a really simple, cheap and safe way to protect your hostas without using harmful pellets. Here is a simple recipe that we use on the nursery.

  1. Take 2 full bulbs of garlic and add them to approximately 2L of water in a saucepan.     
  2. Boil until soft and squash with the back of a fork to release as much juice as possible.
  3. Sieve out skins and bits so you are left with a cloudy liquid concentrate.
  4. Dilute approximately 2 tablespoons to 5L of water in a sprayer or watering can.
  5. Spray or water over your plants once a week.
  6. High dosage and more regular applications may be needed in wet weather.


Sienna Hosta Garlic Wash


We're at Chelsea 2022

Sienna Hosta Chelsea 2022

We are currently exhibiting at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Our team at the nursery will continue to get your orders out to you. If you are at the show, do come and say hello!

Sienna Team