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I know they are out there, but I'm blowed if I can find any. 

Can anyone help? About 5 years ago I purchased some bird friendly slug pelletts. They weren't great but they did work with regular dosing. The best thing was they don't hurt birds or pets should the slugs /snails are eaten.

ive been to homebase and other stores but have no luck. Any ideas?



  • Sorry, can't help with the slug pellets but this year I have had success in the slug war with rings made from adhesive copper tape obtainable in garden centres and designed to wrap around the rims of pots.  However if you cut off  lengths and form them into  rings  (May be cut in half too) and pop them around the stems of your most vulnerable plants they do seem to keep the slugs away.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    Yeah, for some reason Asda only had the metaldehyde this year so I had to buy online.  Googling 'organic slug pellets' will find them.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • carol1951carol1951 Posts: 30

    I'm thinking of using beer traps, but I read somewhere on the Blog that someone had had success with using something other than beer . I cannot remember what it was. It had kitchen ingredients I think. If anyone knows please let me know!

  • Nematodes work a treat to keep slugs away from my plants.

    Not cheap, but they do work for about 3 months after one application.


    Liking the sound of these organic pellets!

  • I've been liberally scattering broken egg shells around my flower and veg beds. This with coffee grounds seemed to work last year. My main problem now is rogue cats digging everything up to hide their little presents!!!!!

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    I've put horticultural grit around my chomped tulips. I put pistachio nut shells around hostas, providing grit with some salt, slugs don't like those, plus I have an excuse to be greedy.

  • Pistachio nut shells sounds like a plan KEF. Going to have to try that one image

  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 1,813

    I dont have any experience of this but m going to get some  and see how it goes

    Everyone is just trying to be Happy.....So lets help Them.
  • carol1951carol1951 Posts: 30

    Hi Edd,

    That could be it! I'll definitely give it a try.

    Thanks very much!

  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 17,123

    Kef, might give the pistachio shells a try, any excuse to have a munch of those image

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