Pear and cherry slugs can appear at this time of year. It’s a second outbreak for the season, and it’s a good idea to control them now so they don’ t overwinter in the soil, ready to leap into action at the start of next season.

While the damage they do can make a tree look really sad and bedraggled, they are one of the less harmful pests as they don’t attack fruit and are only really a problem when in large numbers, or on young trees.

Read the article in Autumn – Week 9.