Slugs and snails

Common_snailDoes anybody have a solution to the above. I don’t want to use pesticides and poison in my garden but the slugs and snails have turned my clivias and orchids into a salad bar. Will talcum powder work?

Cindy. Durbanville. Western Cape

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Carnivorous Snail

Our indigenous carnivorous snail is every gardeners best friend! They feed on snails, slugs, earthworms and other soft bodied creatures. The shell can reach more than 7cm in length. When “walking”, I have seen some longer than 15cm! Their eye tentacles are similar to common garden snails, but their lower tentacles are forked.

Jean Rodel (