Decking can bring unwanted residents

Choosing decking for an outdoor dining area? You may need to take measures to minimise the pest problems it can attract, writes Ros Drinkwater.

21st October, 2006

The upside of global warming is the trend towards a l fresco dining. Irish gardens may not yet have the need for a shade tree, but what could be nicer than eating outdoors on balmy summer evenings, particularly if you have planted Lilium regale, nicotiana and night-scent stocks to perfume the air.

Onthe practical side for anyone planning an outdoor dining area, the most important decision to be taken is what is going to go...

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