I was asked recently if I would like to trial the Slug and Snail Barrier Pellets from Green Protect. I think like many gardeners I have a constant struggle with slugs and snails and so trying new ways to deal with them without chemicals is something I am always interested in.
It is important to say that these pellets form a barrier, they are not slug pellets that will kill the slugs or snails, but the small pellets (I would almost call them granules), create a gritty unpleasant barrier to slugs barrier that they should not want to glide over to eat our precious plants.
The pellets are biodegradable and can just be dug into the soil at the end of the season, they contain no chemicals.
Very importantly the label states that these pellets are safe to use near children and pets and they also should not harm hedgehogs.
I was pleased with how the pellets worked. I did find the colour a little bright, but usually I only need to protect from slugs whilst the plant is young, so I would imagine I could dig in the pellets once the plant has developed enough.
The 1.5kg container (which is also made of recycled plastic) can be found online at around £10.