One of the easiest and natural ways to get rid of pests in your garden is to use nematodes. Nematodes are a parasite which controls all the pests in the garden. Particularly effective against the number one pest slugs, they can also be used against vine weevil, caterpillars and ants as Chris Holden explained to Ken Crowther.

The weather has been extreme across Australia with floods, storms, power outages and bush fires. Where John Mason lives on the Gold coast in Queensland the wet summer has meant his cucumber and squash have been growing better than ever. However, slugs and snails have caused more damage than in the past.