I always have this problem each year all of my plants get attacked by snails and slugs, I usually put slug pellets down and leave it at that, but I now have a dog and know they are poisonous to animals so I have no idea what to do. I was thinking of getting some copper tape off ebay and putting it around my planters and pots, but is there anything I can do for the plants which are in the ground. My lavender has lots of slug trails over it and my fuchsias are already being eaten even though they've only been in the ground for 1 day! I've heard beer in containers are suppose to be good, poundland has 2 traps for £1 that you put bait in and they can't get out..
What have people found most effective to get rid of them? I've spent too much time and effort for all my plants to be killed in a week ='[