A great way to stop slugs and snails and its natural.
There are no slugs or snails in my garden, I will tell you why.
Finally, 100% effective, no chemicals, a way to stop those slimy slugs and snails from eating my plants, and I am sharing the secret with you.
I have finally found a way to stop slugs and snails from eating my lovely hosters, geraniums, salvias, and Hollyhocks. As for my vegetable patch my poor cabbages, lettuces, courgettes, and any other plants they put there slugises minds to they just eat.
Everything in the garden would look fine in the evening, I would go to bed that night, get up in the morning, go out the garden and most of my beautiful plants would be eaten down to their stalks. I have tried numerous things over the years such as slug pellets, broken up egg shells, grit, beer, sand, lemonade, yes you name it and the probability is I’ve tried it.
Once, someone even told me to put dog poo around my plants. I thanked him every much but decided not to do that. The thought of spreading dog poo around my lovely plants made me feel quite ill to tell you the truth. There are enough cats that use my garden as a giant litter tray any way. At one point I got so fed up trying to stop the slugs and snails eating everything they took a fancy to, that I gave up and just put shrubs in the garden that I new the slimy little things didn’t like. But after a couple of years I got bored with the same old shrubs. Don’t get me wrong I like shrubs they are very nice. But my favourite plants have always been annuals and some of the unusual hosters. And for me there’s nothing like growing your own organic vegetables, so you know they are fresh. Sunday dinner roast beef with your own freshly grown vegetables is great or tea times having a nice salad with your own home grown lettuce, tomatoes, onions and so on. It is a brilliant feeling.
So once again I went out and bought all the annual plants I liked and started up my vegetable patch again only for the same thing to happen, the slugs and snails seemed to come out of nowhere. And my beautiful plants were once again all eaten this time down to the ground there was nothing left of most of them. Something my great old Nan used to do, keep nagging at the back of my mind; it’s only taken me thirty odd years to remember what she used to say.
When I did finally remember, I thought, “no, what a silly idea”. Until one day out of shear desperation I tried it and hey presto to my great surprise it really worked. Yes one hundred percent worked. And it doesn’t cost a penny, what’s more there’s no nasty chemicals involved, after a while it just sinks into earth and becomes good mulch that helps to break up the soil. You want to know what it is. Well I’ll tell you, Human hair! Yes I know it sounds crazy but it’s true. I’ll say it again just to make sure you got it right, human hair!! Birds take some for their nest so it helps our birds out as well.
If you happen to be one of those lucky guys with a bald head no worries just pop down to your local hairdressers and ask them for a bag of hair that they sweep up and throw away all the time. I’m sure they would be more than pleased to give you a bag for no charge. So there it is, easy, doesn’t cost a penny, it’s good for the environment and its hundred percent affective. All thanks to my Nan, God rest her soul. And I can vouch that it really does work.
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