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The Snail Lover's Society

Hi All,

Welcome to the Snail Lover's Society on Gardeners' World Forum. 

The aim of the Society is to widen the appreciation of our much maligned gastropods amongst our friends here on the Forum. 

Benefits of Membership 

All members will get the opportunity to converse with like-minded people upon the subject of snails, contribute knowledge and learn more about their favourite creatures.

How to Join

Membership is free.

To join, simply make a post on this thread stating that you wish to join the Snail Lover's Society.

Membership Code of Conduct

Contribution of any facts and information related to snails is encouraged.

All contributions must be relevant to the aim of the Society.

Contributions must not contain anything that is objectionable, offensive, abusive, inflammatory, threatening, defamatory, hateful or discriminatory against snails.

Any material advocating the killing or otherwise harming of snails is unacceptable.

How the Society was founded

To find out how the Society started, read this thread:

Thanks to anne1990 for starting the thread which gave me the whole crazy idea!!

It's just a bit of fun really - don't get taking it too seriously now will you? image

The Society looks forward to receiving its first members in due course.

With best wishes


Last edited: 08 December 2017 10:18:43



  • pbffpbff Posts: 433


    Who could fail to love a snail? image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,423

    I'm in if slugs are welcome as well


    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • A Snail is for life, not just Christmas!!imageimageimage I get so many in my garden I worry that they are trying to take over the world. If this is part of their evil plan, I would rather be on their side, so can I join please?

  • pbffpbff Posts: 433

    Nutcutlet - yes, slugs are welcome too, so I gather we can count you in as a member? 

    Linda - love your post! Welcome to the Society image

  • My friend the song thrush just loves snails and wants to join your club



    Last edited: 08 December 2017 11:07:11

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190

    I had a snail for a pet, a huge African Land Snail, wouldn’t want him eating plants in the garden though.

    you could actually hear him eating munching on his veg. 

    This is a google picture as mine are all on laptop and I can’t be bothered to boot up.?


    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • The worlds gone Mad ???

  • pbffpbff Posts: 433

    Dove - don't think that your songthrush will be allowed to join - not unless it turns vegetarian!

    Lyn - beautiful snail - hope you post some photos of your own snail sometime.

    There are some slimy characters on the Forum - we're working to find them all out!imageimage

    I take it you don't wish to join our Society greenfingers steveimage

  • pbff


    I think I will delay my membership. The slug and the Lilly beatle have been my main nemesis's and they will never be on my christmas card list. But, as the hymn goes "All things bright and beautiful all creatures great and small" . So they may have a right and a reason to be part of natures rich tapestry. But that appreciation ends when all my efforts to protect my plants goes out the window

    Happy gardening to all and a very Merry Christmas to all (except slugs) ??

  • pbffpbff Posts: 433

    Ah, well Steve...if ever you change your mind you know where to come.

    We can even send you some slugs and snails by post, as a new member gift, if you like. image

    Who could ask for more?

    If you want to talk about your problem, we're always here to help!!


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