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their shoots into the soilCut down old stems on spring-flowering euphorbias, taking care not to get the milky sap on your skinGive hanging baskets and patio pots a weekly liquid feedRemove flower heads from flag irises as petals fadePrune back flowered stems
tanks.Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii'Aeonium 'Zwartkop'Canna 'Pretoria'Dahlia 'David Howard'Euphorbia martiniEuphorbia melliferaHakonechloa macraCattle trough, or similar planterCrocks and multi-purpose compostlate-June - mid-August about an hour
to be most resistant to slugs. Of course, resistance does not mean immunity, but if you pick from this list, it's a satisfying way to repell slugs without extra cost, effort or chemical side effects.AquilegiasAstilbesAstrantiasBegoniasCrocosmiasEuphorbias
, even using compost. Then there's plant sap - euphorbia is particularly dangerous, as it can cause temporary blindness.I'm lucky I only stubbed my toe, even if it did look a lot worse. But what about you? Have you ever come a cropper in the garden?
', blue clouds of catmint and Russian sage.Planting companionsSome shrubs also make great companions, such as euphorbias, geums and Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing' with the warmer-coloured iris flowers, or cistus and artemisia for the cool blues
pink flowers in shade, even right in among the roots of mature trees.Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae (wood spurge)This is a really good, spreading ground cover for dark areas. It is evergreen, with acid-greenish-yellow bracts, which really light up