We’ll have to slug it out for yet another year!

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What were the top ten pest in our gardens last year – and what should we look out for this time around? Barrie Farnsworth finds out.

THE ROYAL Horticultural Society(RHS) has just announced its ‘Top Ten’ garden pests for 2013 based on enquiries received by the charity’s entomologists. And guess what? As in 2012, slugs and snails topped the list! One of the wettest summers on record in 2012 created the perfect conditions for slugs and snails to thrive – and this appears to have ensured their traditional dominance continued for at least another year…