Posted: 24/06/2013 at 17:18
The adhesive copper tape that is available to stick around the rims of pots in order to deter slugs and snails can also be formed into rings which can be popped around the stems of vulnerable plants. You can cut the tape in half, it works just as well and is more economical. Cut a strip about 6 inches long, peel off the backing paper about an inch at one end and stick down to form a ring. It has worked so far for me this year!