Monday, 11 August 2014

more slug protection

When Penny Woodward recently visited the garden, she gave us lots of tips  and tricks to use in the garden. One of these was the use of Copper Tape  as a slug / snail barrier.

Penny suggested using off cuts of plumbing pipe  as the base of the barrier. It doesn't breakdown easily, so we can re-use them season after season.

The Copper Tape is wrapped around the top of the pipe, and the pipe is placed over the seedling. (Make sure to still allow enough light onto the seedling). When the slug or snail tries to cross the tape, it is given a small shock that acts as a deterrent. Take a look at the copper tape in action.

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