Slug Gone Wool Pellets

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Slug Gone Wool Pellets
« on: May 11, 2012, 08:13 »
Quite simply has anyone tried them and do you know where's good to get them from if they work?

Our dog comes to the allotment with me so I want something which is pet friendly, and most of those that are supposedly pet friendly still use ingredients that can kill dogs if they consume too many pellets. 

Just found this Slug Gone and it looks interesting and could be a winner if it works.

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Re: Slug Gone Wool Pellets
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2012, 20:04 »
I will let you know.  I bought some at a gardening talk we had at work, given by Joe Maiden, who is on BBC Radio Leeds every Sunday morning.  He recommends these often, (I think he probably has a tie up with the firm) so I thought I would give them a whirl.

Just been up to the plot late on this evening and caught one of the so and sos red handed, devouring one of my crimson flowered broad beans.  I have spread a handful around each plant.  I will give you an update later in the week!

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Re: Slug Gone Wool Pellets
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2012, 20:49 »
May I suggest a small pond to attract frogs who will then eat all your slugs? Works for me.

When I say pond, even an washing up bowl sunk in the ground would work. Then leave a few upturned plantpots around for slugs to hide in and your frogs will find their nocturnal meals.

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Re: Slug Gone Wool Pellets
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2012, 21:00 »
We have a pond at home full of frogs, but still plenty of slugs in the garden. 

There isn't a pond on our plot, but there is in the one next to us and there are plenty of frogs.    I am sure the frogs do eat slugs, but sadly it isn't a cure round here.

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Re: Slug Gone Wool Pellets
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2012, 21:04 »
We have a pond at home full of frogs, but still plenty of slugs in the garden. 

There isn't a pond on our plot, but there is in the one next to us and there are plenty of frogs.    I am sure the frogs do eat slugs, but sadly it isn't a cure round here.

Same here - lots of frogs but even more slugs and more than enough snails!

                Do frogs eat snails?
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Re: Slug Gone Wool Pellets
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2012, 21:20 »
                Do frogs eat snails?
Careful how you answer that one. ;) :lol:
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Re: Slug Gone Wool Pellets
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2012, 00:21 »
No, but toads do. If you leave an old log or two in a damp place on the plot you will have toads come and live with you as well.

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Re: Slug Gone Wool Pellets
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2012, 19:17 »
No, but toads do. If you leave an old log or two in a damp place on the plot you will have toads come and live with you as well.

I'm surprised even toads can cope with the shells.

A lively mistle thrush... there's a snail eater if ever there was one!!
« Last Edit: May 15, 2012, 19:18 by Paul Plots »

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Re: Slug Gone Wool Pellets
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2012, 19:41 »
                Do frogs eat snails?
Careful how you answer that one. ;) :lol:

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Re: Slug Gone Wool Pellets
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2012, 19:46 »
I would imagine you would have to use loads of them as they need to touch to form a mat when they expand to form a mat around each plant.

This is their website. You can also buy them on in their online shop

http://www.sluggone.com/how-to-use
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Re: Slug Gone Wool Pellets
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2012, 09:30 »
I've just had a quick look at their site & they use a big handful per plant  :ohmy:

Is it cheap??

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Re: Slug Gone Wool Pellets
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2012, 09:46 »
Iíve just bought a 3.5kg bag from Amazon, (£9.29including P+P) which was cheaper than the shop.  It was delivered in 5 days and is quite a hefty pack. Iíve not used them yet, but when I do Iíll keep you all up to speed on how they work or not whichever is the case.   
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Re: Slug Gone Wool Pellets
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2012, 17:22 »
I bought some too...just the 20 litre bag as I noticed you need to use quite a biit too. It cost £25 including delivery and was delivered in 3days. For me if it works it'll be great because of my stupid dog!

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Re: Slug Gone Wool Pellets
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2012, 23:31 »
Would you get the same effect by cutting squares from discarded wool sweaters (or cardigans?) and placing the square around the base of prized plants?

Like brassica collars?

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Re: Slug Gone Wool Pellets
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2012, 15:59 »
I will let you know.  I bought some at a gardening talk we had at work, given by Joe Maiden, who is on BBC Radio Leeds every Sunday morning.  He recommends these often, (I think he probably has a tie up with the firm) so I thought I would give them a whirl.

Just been up to the plot late on this evening and caught one of the so and sos red handed, devouring one of my crimson flowered broad beans.  I have spread a handful around each plant.  I will give you an update later in the week!

Well I am just back from the plot and I can report zero success with the Slug Gone wool pellets, as regards preventing slug munching.  My crimson flowered broad beans are looking quite desperate.  I won't be getting more.



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