Slug Ban Pack of 5 Reusable Plant Protecting Copper Strips - 559115
I bought these last year to put around established but eaten runner beans. Not really time to test them as shortly after, the garden was full of those autumn spiders that terrify me ( not their fault ) so I stopped going out in the garden. Last week I made a circle of one band and put a snail in the middle. It climbed up and I thought "sod it they don't work". As it got to the top it recoiled into it's shell and fell back into the circle. It was unharmed and when I removed the band it slid off. I'm so pleased that I can keep snails off my plants without killing them. I've often had trouble with them getting into hanging baskets and eating the newly planted plants especially verbena. I'm going to put a band half way down the chain as this is the way they get into the basket.
March 31, 2012
Really successful results
I have raised beds in which I am growing vegetables and after buying yards of copper tape which washes off in the rain, I have pinned the copper strips from QVC round the edge of the wood. So far I have not seen one snail even though I have grown several types of veg in the beds.
The only place I have seen them is in the bed without the copper strips, hence the need to order some more.
July 11, 2011
if like me you grow plants in pots keeping the slugs and snails away is difficult, since using these strips no snails or slugs,use two strips at the bottom outside of the pot(i put mine in the water tray) and even with water in they still work, these will last far longer than copper tape
May 11, 2011
Bought these instead of using slug pellets. Didn't know if they would work, but they did. No more pesky slugs eating the young shoots on my day lilies (hemoracallis). Success, give them a try.
April 08, 2011