Spread 'Slug Gone' pellets around your plants and watch how recycled wool really combats slugs! 100% natural and environmentally responsible, the pellets can be placed around your plants and slugs hate to crawl over the itchy wool and therefore stay away.
Made from the waste wool from the sheep fleeces that don't get used in the textile industry, these pellets are effective against slugs and then gradually biodegrade, fertilising your plants and providing an effective mulch and compost
• Made from reclaimed wool
• The discarded wool is put into an extruder where it is forced through small cavities to produce pellets — the wool is 'pelletised'
• You place the pellets around your plants as a barrrier
• The surface of the woollen fibres makes it uncomfortable for the slugs to travel across
• This physically deters the slugs rather than killing them
• No chemicals are added, making the pellets 100% natural and environmentally responsible
• They contain naturally occurring Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium
• The pellets also provide an effective mulch
• They are safe for plants, children, animals and the environment
Recommended by Helen Yemm, Thorny Problems, The Daily Telegraph, 04.04.08
"Finally, The Green Trading Company (0870 043 4857; www.greentradingcompany.co.uk) has a really good, new barrier in the form of pellets made of recycled sheep's wool.
When spread around my Rudbeckia occidentalis 'Green Wizard', which was shredded to bits last summer despite my best efforts, it has formed a dense matted layer that the beasts have not yet breached.
It seems to be better than granular barriers, which I find scatter about too easily. I am told that, as a bonus, the wool rots down and feeds the soil."