Best Buy April 2018 -Slug and Snail Deterrents

Each month our expert editorial team pick the best products for you

SlugLess

This spiky straw slug and snail deterrent is 100% organic, contains no chemicals and is child and pet friendly. It comes in the form pellets which expand to create a dry, spiky surface. It also acts as a weed suppressant and moisture retainer.

https://www.slugless.com

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TEL: 01789 761366

PRODUCT CODE: N/A

PRICE: £5.99/£11.99/24.99 (3.5L Eco-Box/10L BAG/30L Bag)

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KG VERDICT

This is really easy to use – just spread a layer of pellets around your plants, apply water and then watch the pellets expand. Works as a mulch and also looks quite decorative too.

Quality: ★★★★★

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Ease of Use: ★★★★★

Value for Money: ★★★★★

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FLEXI COPPER TAPE

BEST FOR POTS

Forming a barrier around the outside of pots and raised beds, this flexi copper tape prevents slugs and snails getting to your crops. It can be applied to both even and uneven surfaces. Length 4m (13in), width 38mm (1½in).

SUTTONS

www.suttons.co.uk

TEL: 0844 326 2200

PRODUCT CODE: 585415

PRICE: £8.99

KG VERDICT

A very effective method of keeping the little slimy beasties off your crops, especially those grown in pots. Easy to apply, just cut the right length of tape and wrap it round your container.

Quality: ★★★★★

Ease of Use: ★★★★

Value for Money: ★★★★

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CABBAGE COLLARS

BEST FOR VALUE FOR MONEY

These are made of black, heavy duty plastic and will deter slugs and snail, cabbage root fly, control weeds and conserve moisture. They are copper coated and 12.5 cm (5in) in diameter.

GARDENING NATURALLY

www.gardening-naturally.com

TEL: 01285 760505

PRODUCT CODE: CABCOLLARS

PRICE: FROM £5.99 (FOR PACK OF 25)

KG VERDICT

Offering good value with 25 to a pack, these fit snugly round the base of your cabbage and are easy to lay. These have the added advantage as they will deter slugs and snails but also prevent cabbage rootfly laying their eggs in the soil.

Quality: ★★★★★

Ease of Use: ★★★★★

Value for money: ★★★★★

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