Being able to keep slugs and snails off our plants in a temperate climate whilst caring for wildlife and pets is probably at the forefront of most gardeners’ thoughts.
At a recent presentation to a local gardening group, one of the attendees suggested trying Slug Gone Wool Pellets. I ordered some online and after a couple of days was soon sprinkling them around my seedlings and plants.
They are compressed pellets of sheep wool and yes they do smell of sheep. However, the smell does wear off after a day or so and once wetted, these little pellets swell to provide a prickly barrier around the plant.
I did not apply them as thickly as the product pictures suggest but they are still working perfectly. Results have been instant. Some delicate young Echinacea plants which I had reared from seed were being attacked and since adding the wool pellets there has been no more slug and snail damage.
The Slug Gone wool pellets are also available in various sizes of bag or container. So far, these pellets are now a must for my garden!
What the manufacturer says
Slug Gone pure wool slug pellets are a natural way of keeping Slugs & Snails at bay.
Slug Gone pure wool slug pellets are a natural and environmentally friendly way of protecting your flowers, plants, fruit and vegetables from every gardener’s nemesis – the common Slug. Using no harmful chemicals or pesticides, Slug Gone is suitable for those with children and/or animals. Not only does Slug Gone protect your flowers, fruit and vegetables from Slugs and Snails, it also offers the following advantages:
- Acts as a self-felting mulch
- Absorbs and retains moisture; ideal to mix with soils and composts
- Helps suppress weeds
- Biodegrades over 6 to 14 months, releasing organic nutrients
- Ideal as a water retainer and soil improver
- A natural mulch and soil conditioner
- Protects and enriches soil
- Ideal for flower beds, container pots and hanging baskets
Find out more about Slug Gone wool pellets: www.sluggone.com