Slug Barricade is designed to last for years

If slugs are a continual problem but you don’t want to go down the route of using pellets then a chemical free approach is called for. From slug “pubs” to copper strips there are a few on the market to choose from now and, as the weather warms up, decisions need to be made. 

Slug Barricade from Darlac is not only chemical free but is designed to last for years, a row of spikes on the top edge forming a security fence along the edge of beds, borders and veg plots, stopping slugs from climbing over. 

Available in panels 1012in (27cm) long and 7in (17cm) high to fit any size or shape required. You simply slot them together and push the base spikes into the ground.

Slug and Snail Barricade, price £6.95 for a pack of four panels, from Darlac at garden centres. For details of stockists Tel. 01753 547790 or visit