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06/02/2013 at 20:49
I don't use pellets only because I have a dog who helps me in the garden chewing what she can so I prefer not to use them , I haven't the b***s to snip them (too squeamish) I will stand on them , salt odd one or bin em ...
07/02/2013 at 12:01

Pellets (after a couple of goes) did clear a lot of Slugs & Snails from the garden (the garden had been left unattended by the previous owners for at least a year or two, so their were thousands!). The wildlife should be fine because you will NEVER completely get rid of the slugs & snails, and if you notice loads, clearly the wildlife either have other food sources, or have far too much choice on their hands!

11/02/2013 at 10:52

i tried everything to keep the slugs away! the only thing i found to work was the slug pellets but they are so much hard work, if they get wet or blown away then you have to scatter them again , and the i started worring about the widlfie eating them, i came accross a product one night called the Slug Bell, it solved all my problems! The slug bell is a stick whlch sits in the ground and has a metal basket in which you place your slug pellets then a prettily designed bell shape sits over the top, which keeps the pellets dry and prevents them from being blown away! Also the only animals it will attracted are slugs and snails and they are the only animals capable of reaching the pellets!!

Please take a look at www.slugbell.com you will not be disapointed

11/02/2013 at 10:57

 

Sophie mclean wrote (see)

i tried everything to keep the slugs away! the only thing i found to work was the slug pellets but they are so much hard work, if they get wet or blown away then you have to scatter them again , and the i started worring about the widlfie eating them, i came accross a product one night called the Slug Bell, it solved all my problems! The slug bell is a stick whlch sits in the ground and has a metal basket in which you place your slug pellets then a prettily designed bell shape sits over the top, which keeps the pellets dry and prevents them from being blown away! Also the only animals it will attracted are slugs and snails and they are the only animals capable of reaching the pellets!!

Please take a look at www.slugbell.com you will not be disapointed

Oh no you didn't!!

-you tried this marketing trick on the BBC forum last year-this is just a free advertising ploy- not some marvellous find.

Legitimate companies pay for advertising and do not use forums like this surreptitiously

Nice try-but epic fail

11/02/2013 at 12:25

I'm afraid this type of spam is getting worse and worse. I often find it on readers comments in daily newspapers (not to mention in my E-mail in-box!) and always push the "report abuse" button. Shame you can't do that here.

11/02/2013 at 12:39

You can report to the moderator-but sometimes it is nice to name and shame

11/02/2013 at 18:10

As they say in parliament: hear, hear!

11/02/2013 at 18:52

Well done Geoff 

11/02/2013 at 19:29

Name:  Geoffrey Soton

Occupation: Retired MI5

Specialist Subject: Spammers & Trolls

11/02/2013 at 19:48

Sotongeoff, well spotted

11/02/2013 at 22:25
Well said Secret Agent Geoff
12/02/2013 at 08:01

Sophie McLean, you'll have to learn not to give yourself away by going over the top quite so much! Its a good idea, though, and could be copied by putting a small flowerpot on top of a length of stick, securing it through the drainage hole. Not quite so decorative, though.

12/02/2013 at 12:24

I was watching Geoff Hamilton's dvd at the weekend. He used calcified seaweed against slugs. Has anyone got any experience of this? 

12/02/2013 at 17:23
sotongeoff wrote (see)

Have read of this-----

http://www.allotment.org.uk/gardening/slugs-snails

and this

http://www.wildlife-web.org.uk/hedgehog/facts/dangers.html

and the trillion discussions on cats in the garden

http://www.gardenersworld.com/search/forum/cats/

Thanks so much for this, I've found it very helpful.

14/02/2013 at 12:11

place seems rife with advertising!! There's that Tine bloke too, you know the one with the video that is used to induce comas..

On topic, I do use slug pellets, however, and this is the HUGE point, people use them like they are salting the roads!! This is NOT the way to use. I saw a report on WHICH? if I rememeber. It was testing all sorts of pellets, the natural ones, the not so natural etc. All were fairly effective, but in every case the main point they made was NOT to use too many. Basically they said each pellet should be 3-4" from the next. When you think about that, that's very few to cover quite a substantial area. I've been using this idea for last couple of years and have had excellent success and one carton of pellets easily lasts me a whole season. If you do use the not so natural way, at least this way you are minimising the amount you are using. When I sprinkled half a handful on 7' x 4' raised salad bed last year, my mum who has been growing veg for 50+ years laughed and said it was never enough, however we had great lettuce and leaves with virtually no damage. So it does work! And remember last year was mollusc heaven!

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