Slug-repelling Wool Pellets

A natural and harmless barrier to slugs and snails, it irritates the slugs foot as well as drawing moisture out of it, so they will stay away. More
1 litre bag 430038-1L £3.95

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10 litre bag 430038-10L £21.50

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A natural and harmless barrier to slugs and snails.

Lay plenty of wool pellets around the base of the plant and water in. You need to be generous with the pellets so be brave! As the wool swells, it forms a protective 'mat' around the stems which contain minute abrasive fibres that slugs don't like - it irritates the slugs foot as well as drawing moisture out of it, so they will stay away.

Added benefits to the soil include improved moisture retention, weed suppression and the slow release of naturally beneficial nutrients into the soil.

  • 1 litre bag (coverage: approximately 2-3 plants in a border or 25cm pots)
  • 3.5 litre bag (coverage: approximately 6-7 plants in a border or 25cm pots)
  • 10 litre bag (coverage: approximately 20 plants in a border or 25cm pots)
  • Suitable for organic gardening, Soil Association Approved

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Slug-repelling Wool Pellets reviews

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Reviewed 16th March 2021 by Penelope

Great natural product for slug prevention.

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Reviewed 10th February 2021 by Ruth

Good quality promptly despatched

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Reviewed 20th April 2020 by Michelle

These wool pellets are amazing. So far no slug or snail damage to previously decimated tender plants. I can put these down guilt free since they don’t harm the environment or animals. As always the customer service is great. So grateful for my deliveries in these uncertain times. Thank you.

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Reviewed 11th August 2019 by Shirley

Received order quickly, used for a couple of plants which seemed successful. I have not had too much problem with slugs and snails this year for some reason but have them to hand if necessary. Fine dry weather could have helped.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Ulrike

worked perfectly on slugs lasted a long time around the plants. Would recommend to buy bigger bag as it is empty in no time in my fairly small garden.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Christine

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Reviewed 2nd June 2019 by Pamela

Arrived in good condition and ready for planting.

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Reviewed 1st June 2019 by Carolyn

Good, a thin layer of pellets, watered, is enough to keep slugs and snails at bay.

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Reviewed 31st May 2019 by Neetha

These pellets really work my plants have been slug free

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Reviewed 31st May 2019 by Mary

System on line easy and straight forward to navigate. Wool pellets although not entirely impeding slugs are certainly making it much easier to control them. Hostas surviving so much better than last year. Also they are safe for our dog.

Slug repellent - new Labrador treat?

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Reviewed 17th July 2018 by Ja

Delighted to have an alternative to poisonous slug killers - can only be used when greedy labradors not present however.
our lab is obsessed by it - no doubt the strong farmyard scent signaled to him a potential treat- he has tried to wolf down the lot - no ill effects.

Best slug repellent yet

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Reviewed 30th July 2016 by Susan Alexander

My dahlias in pots had been shredded. But after a good covering of wool pellets, there has been no recurrence. At the same time, I have been using other types of slug repellents including copper tape, egg shells etc, but none of these have had any success. I shall be buying more wool pellets next year as this has been so successful.

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Reviewed 4th May 2016 by Lynnette Waterman

Since putting this wool around plants, not a nibble from slugs or snails. I have never found anything as good as this, plus it will not harm wildlife. Yes it does smell a bit but wash your hands and problem gone. Absolutely brilliant, I am going to order more.

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Reviewed 27th July 2015 by Lucy

Very pungent pellets and they have kept the slugs away. However my two dogs have found the smell irresistable so what has been saved from the slugs has been trappled by dogs.

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Reviewed 5th June 2015 by catriona mowat

I am astounded. Most of my dahlias now have a cozy woollen blanket and have recovered beautifully from the one night of slug debauchery that happened a couple of weeks ago. Not a nibble since. Just wash your hands afterwards as they really do smell like a hike on the fells.

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Reviewed 2nd October 2014 by cate

I used these on a raised bed and there were no snails eating my veg. I found the smell a bit strong. They need to be replaced after a few months, as when I didn't my kale was stripped!

Fabulous results

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Reviewed 5th August 2014 by Eileen Wright

Tried this on dahlias which were being decimated by slugs - plant had almost disappeared! After a short time the dahlias have recovered beautifully and are now in flower. Missed out one plant and it looks like a skeleton - surely a good control experiment. I am ordering 5 packets today to give to friends and to have to hand for the little slug devils. This is an amazing discovery as I am a WOOL LOVER.