copperbedCopperbed offers a new way to bring the practical and aesthetic benefits of copper to gardens and horticulture. The product consists of three elements: an epoxy resin, a hardener and powdered copper.
The specially developed resin sticks the copper to a range of surfaces leaving the copper particles exposed at its surface. Once cured the resin is exremely strong and durable.
Correctly applied Copperbed is all but permanent, providing an attractive and effective copper rich surface for over 10 years.
Copperbed can be applied to wood, terracotta, concrete, steel, iron, aluminium and fibreglass.
slug & snail barrierIn the battle against slugs and snails the protective properties of copper are well known. Nationwide trials have shown that Copperbed applied to the sides of raised beds provides a highly effective barrier to slugs and snails.
Slugs wanting to get into a Copperbed coated raised bed have to crawl over 200mm or so of a surface they really don't like! This is a significantly greater barrier than can be achieved with standard copper tape which is commonly only 40mm wide. Copperbed is considerably more cost effective per sq.metre.
Copperbed can also be used on containers and other structures like greenhouse staging to provide an effective barrier to slug and snail movement.
creative usesCopperbed can be used in many creative ways to bring the aesthetic benefits of weathered copper to garden structures, terracota containers etc.
The speed of development of the weathered verdigris effect will depend on the surface it has been applied to and the weather conditions.
The artificial lead pot (opposite) shows the verdigris effect after six weeks, however a terracota pot with Copperbed applied at the same time remained copper coloured.
To accelerate the development of the verdigris finish the Copperbed surface may be burnished with wet-and-dry sandpaper or a domestic scourer to expose the copper particles.