There has been a couple of issues with snails and my plants so armed with some copper tape, a knife, a few empty water bottles I’ve come up with a cheap solution.
Firstly grab the plastic bottle, take the label off then cut the top & bottom off (keep the cut off for later as you can use them too).
Wrap the copper tape round the top and about an inch from the bottom. I get the copper tape from the bargain/pound stores or online (in the past via sellers on Amazon).
Hey, Presto! One sorry looking Salvia gets a little protection and a chance to grow!
I used the bottom of the bottle as a plant dish and the top I’ve used as a scaring off tactic on a cane to stop birds eating out fruit and veg. I’ve used cheap blank CD discs as reflectors too.
Have you got any thrifty gardening stories?
What have you done in your garden that’s thrifty this summer?