Testimonials Shop News Specials Catalogue Contact Forum Blog My Account My Edibles
Coffee Plants In Stock and ready to buy
Coffee Plants In Stock and ready to buyHedge and Screen PackWork with us 2020Choose one of these 4 plants to get 40% off
Forum Rules | Updates
<< Back to Daleys Fruit Tree Forum

Snails &amp; fruit trees

    8 responses

Liam starts with ...
Hi, I planted two apple trees, a stella cherry and a plum. they are being attacked by snails. I pick them off and feed them to my ducks then the following morning, there are more on there. any suggestions?
About the Author
Liam
SA
22nd October 2008 9:41am
#UserID: 1407
Posts: 5
View All Liam's Edible Fruit Trees
Reply | | Remember to LIKE this Answer(0) LIKE this Question (0)
Jantina says...
Hi Liam,you could set some beer traps( a container of beer that the snails are attracted to, they drink some and fall in and drown)or put a band of sharp grit or sand at the base,or even sawdust(snails do not like to cross it)or a band of copper tape around the trunk.You can get the copper tape from Green Harvest or your local hardware shop might have some.You can also go out at night,especially if it is damp and pick them off by hand If all else fails there are always snail pellets,be sure to exclude children and pets from the area or even better put some in a dish at night and store in a safe place during the day.Lots of luck ,Jantina.
About the Author
Jantina
Mt. Gambier S.A.
22nd October 2008 4:22pm
#UserID: 1351
Posts: 1272
View All Jantina's Edible Fruit Trees
Reply | | Remember to LIKE this Answer(0) LIKE this Question (0)
Dekka says...
These days you can buy a strip of copper foil that goes around the trunk like a bangle and the blighters will not cross over it.- Much better than poison pellets. I have resident blue-tongues so rarely see a snail.
About the Author
Dekka
Newcastle
22nd October 2008 7:28pm
#UserID: 102
Posts: 219
View All Dekka's Edible Fruit Trees

Reply | | Remember to LIKE this Answer(0) LIKE this Question (0)
Pauline says...
The copper does not work, they just go straight over them.
Other than pellets the only thing which has ever worked really well for me is going out with a torch and a stomping shoe at night.
About the Author
Pauline
Adelaide
22nd October 2008 10:53pm
#UserID: 1532
Posts: 293
View All Pauline's Edible Fruit Trees

Reply | | Remember to LIKE this Answer(1) LIKE this Question (0)
People who Like this Answer: davewastech
Pauline says...
Ohhh yer, forgot, I was reading something in a magazine this month about coffee grounds. It said that if you put them down and snails and slugs go over them they then have a heart attack and die. I have not tried it though.
About the Author
Pauline
Adelaide
22nd October 2008 10:55pm
#UserID: 1532
Posts: 293
View All Pauline's Edible Fruit Trees

Reply | | Remember to LIKE this Answer(0) LIKE this Question (0)
davewastech says...
Anybody ever tried the aluminium flywire barrier around the trunk of a fruit tree as shown on
http://www.getdirtyandgrow.com.au/paw-paw-snail-barrier/
(I've got snails chewing the skin of my pawpaws)
About the Author
davewastech
WILLOUGHBY EAST, NSW
2nd September 2014 12:07pm
#UserID: 7097
Posts: 115
View All davewastech's Edible Fruit Trees

Reply | | Remember to LIKE this Answer(0) LIKE this Question (0)
Julie W says...
Sounds like a good idea dave. Most flywire today is fibreglass, but I guess you can still buy the metal type.
About the Author
Julie
Roleystone WA
2nd September 2014 12:47pm
#UserID: 182
Posts: 103
View All Julie's Edible Fruit Trees
Reply | | Remember to LIKE this Answer(0) LIKE this Question (0)
davewastech says...
I tried the aluminium flywire trick to stop snails getting up my pawpaw trees and chewing the pawpaws. (see above post). It's been in place for about 2 months now, and I would say it looks like it has resulted in less snails getting up the trees. But there are still the occasional snail that crosses this barrier. Of course it could be that there's been less snails because the weather has been drier.
About the Author
davewastech
WILLOUGHBY EAST, NSW
17th November 2014 7:59pm
#UserID: 7097
Posts: 115
View All davewastech's Edible Fruit Trees

Reply | | Remember to LIKE this Answer(0) LIKE this Question (0)
denise1 says...
Along with the other means, you can put some crumpled plastic sheeting at many places where they prefer to hide. Then squash em.
About the Author
denise1
auckland NZ
18th November 2014 7:29am
#UserID: 6832
Posts: 688
View All denise1's Edible Fruit Trees
Reply | | Remember to LIKE this Answer(0) LIKE this Question (0)

REPLY to this forum

Login or Create Account

<< Back to Daleys Fruit Tree Forum