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We answer some of your DIY and maintenance questions with a little help from the experts.


My precious plants get ravaged by slugs every year, I’ve tried various methods of getting rid of them but to no avail. Do you have any suggestions?

Mrs Marshall, Burnley


Your Home says…

Of the many slug control solutions available, we’re big fans of copper tape, such as this offering from STV Pest-Free Living. The self-adhesive tape can be fixed around pots and planters, generating a small electrical charge to help prevent slugs and snails from munching on your plants. It comes in a pack containing a four-metre length, enough to protect plenty of planters, and can also be used for raised beds and cold frames. STV Pest-Free Living’s range of products are available from a range of stockists – to find your nearest one visitwww.stvpestcontrol.com.

Defenders slug and snail barrier tape, £4.99 per 4m length, STV Pest-Free Living

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At last, summer feels like it’s finally arrived, which for many of us means the chance to spend more time outside enjoying the sunshine. 
If you’re lucky enough to have your own outdoor space, whether it’s a garden, patio, roof terrace or balcony, we’ve got loads of great bargain buys to help you make it look and feel as gorgeous as your interior. Whether you love funky brights, global glamour, country cottage style or laid back coastal chic, you’re sure to find plenty of ideas to brighten up your space on page 36. Meanwhile, if you’re planning to enjoy some days out away from home, make sure you pack a picnic. In this issue we’ve got some scrummy ideas for posh picnic nosh that will knock soggy sandwiches into a cocked hat (p.100)! And don’t forget to check out this month’s buyer’s guide (p.44) for our pick of the best camping equipment to create a home from home under canvas. Summer is also a great time to get some home improvements done, so on page 106 you’ll find the low-down on choosing the perfect patio doors to make the transition from indoors to out a breeze. Whether you want French windows, bi-folds or sliding doors, we’ll help you pick the perfect style for your home. And, as always, we’ve got plenty of decorating inspiration for you too, from our affordable kitchen makeovers on page 24, to our ideas for creating a bang-on- trend mid-century modern scheme on page 20, you’re sure to find a look you love. Happy decorating!
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