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It’s a great time to trim hedges. Try to cut the sides at a slight angle so the bottom is a bit wider than the top. This helps strengthen the hedge and also lets more light reach the base which helps it grow better.

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Slugs are one of the gardener’s worst enemies. Image: Shutterstock.

All the recent wet weather has brought out the slugs and snails in droves. Here are some alternatives to slug pellets to keep these pests at bay.

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