We are a family run garden centre that is well known nationally as a specialist for bare rooted hedging plants and young trees. The Garden Centre always has a good selection of shrubs and plants which are not commonly found elsewhere, together with a wide range of the more commonly sought after plants. Established for over 50 years, the Garden Centre has recently been redeveloped to a high standard. Our shop contains the largest selection of seeds and bulbs for miles around, together with garden chemicals, tools, garden furniture and many other goods. Outside we stock peat-based and peat-free composts, paving, fencing, timber decking, garden buildings and greenhouses, and a large range of pots, statues and garden ornaments. Our aquatics centre has a good reputation for their excellent quality tropical, marine and cold water fish. The Gardeners' Retreat, our coffee shop/restaurant, serves fresh home cooked food and is an excellent way to round off any visit to the Garden Centre.
A product we have been selling for a while now, Vitax Slug Gone Wool Pellets has recently received a top "Winner" Industry Award. It certainly offers a good organic approach as well as providing a highly effective barrier against slugs and snails. It also contains naturally occurring slow release nutrients as well as being a mulching material - which helps retain soil moisture. We have the 1-litre. 3.5-litre and 10-litre packs available in the Shop.
Vitax say “A natural, organic way to keep slugs and snails away from plants, these pellets form a highly effective textured barrier.
Suitable for organic gardens, Slug Gone pellets are produced from wool and are ideal for using around fruit, flowers and vegetables, and are perfect for use in tubs and baskets.
To use, simply lay the pellets on the compost around the stems of plants, and water. Once wetted, the pellets “self-felt” to form a continuous mat around the stems. The minute fibres in the mat are an irritant to slugs and snails, and the mat also absorbs moisture from the slug’s foot, making it extremely difficult for them to travel across.
For best results apply Slug Gone in a 10cm (4 inch) wide band around the base of the plant.
The wool pellet mat is also excellent at keeping the surface of pots dry, but retaining the moisture beneath. This means that weeds have difficulty germinating on the surface and frequency of watering is cut down due to reduced evaporation.
As an organic material, Slug Gone contains naturally occurring slow release nutrients, and when dug into the soil after use it will help feed plants and improve moisture retention. It is a biodegradable protein fibre which releases nitrogen, potassium, sulphur and other trace elements essential for plant growth.”
Slug Gone is available in pack sizes 1 litre, 3.5 litres and 10 litres, and is approved by the Soil Association”
VITAX SLUG GONE WOOL is available to buy in-store or by mail-order by clicking here.