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pleased by the discovery of slugs, snails and leaf miners. One commenter suggested I take a closer look at leaf miners, which he described as "fascinating".Leaf miners literally 'mine' leaves, tunnelling through them and eating them from the inside, before
second crop from early fruiting plants. I’m hoping the heat will prompt a little more growth of my pumpkins, and will ripen my new Cape gooseberries (Physalis peruviana). And if I’m lucky, the sun will dry out the soil surface and frazzle the slugs
it in with your fingers.This combination of plants should overwinter safely in the wall pot. In autumn, tidy up the fleabane by cutting it back. protect the strawberries from the cold weather with a covering of straw.AdamIt's worth considering slug protection
.Protecting strawberries from slug and rain damage.Growing early strawberries.Propagating strawberries.
by taking begonia leaf cuttings.Grow begonias with other slug-proof plants.Plant up a hanging basket with begonia and plectranthus plants.Brighten up a shady corner with a rustic display of begonias and pelargoniums.
Dividing hostas.Creating a pot display of hostas and ferns.Dealing with slugs on hostas.Protecting hostas from snails.
a froth of pretty white flowers.Top up the pot with compost, firming it around the plant roots with your fingers.AdamSlugs and snails love hostas so be sure to protect the plants or you'll be left with leaves that look like doilies.More inspiration
will flower months.Try Nemesia 'Blue Confetti' if you want to vary the colour theme.More advice on growing pelargoniumsGrowing pelargoniums in a rustic container display.Learn more about regal pelargoniums.Planting up a slug-proof display of pelargoniums
condition - and you'll also save yourself some pennies when it comes to the annual service.Mow lawns and trim new edgesDig compost into borders to improve water retention Add copper rings to pots to protect plants from slugs and snailsAround the garden
be sheltering slugs and snailsAround the gardenCollect seed from allium and sow straight awayPlant evergreen shrubs and conifer hedgesCarefully dig up gladioli corms FlowersKeep harvesting root veg such as beetroot and carrotsOrder fruit trees and bushes