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  • pbffpbff Posts: 433
    Hi everyone, 

    I hope the Snail Lover's Society hasn't entirely disbanded ( ;) ) in my absence.

    In case you were wondered where I was:
    1. I haven't been eaten alive by a super-sized snail;
    2. I haven't been imprisoned for protesting for slugs rights;
    3. I haven't forgotten about the Society and the Forum and everyone on it.

    No, it's all been a bit less exciting really - there was an accident in the family and it took up most of the time last year, so I never got chance to use the forum or even to garden very much :#
    However, things are back to normality now (whatever that may be!) and I thought I would log onto the Forum and see what was happening. 

    Hope everyone is ok!
    Looking forward to catching up.

    All the very best


  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 5,831
    Was it a snail related accident?
  • pbffpbff Posts: 433
    Was it a snail related accident? 
    It was bicycle related, but we never found out the full cause of the accident, so it could have been snail related. 
    "It was the snail... it just stepped out into the road..." 
    Could work   :smiley:
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 5,831
    islander said:
    There's no place for that attitude in the SLS :o
  • pbffpbff Posts: 433
    islander said:
    The cottage I rented before I came out here had a plague of both slugs and snails. There is nothing quite like creeping half asleep into the kitchen early on to make a cup of coffee and putting your   hand on  a slimey slug on the kettle handle... And how the snails got under the door.. They were everywhere.. yukk
    Oh dear! That would be a bit much!  😱
    Imagine the fun you could have with guests though
    "How many slugs ... I mean sugars! ... do you take with your tea?"  ;) 

    Nice to see you back pbff and hope you have fully recovered from your accident - snail related or not :D
    I've moved house recently so no doubt I will have a new bunch of Shelled people to get to know.  The garden has been neglected for the past 30 years or so - any snails who have managed to struggle thru that lot deserve a medal !
    Hi Philippa, nice to see you too  :)
    I was wondering how my co-conspirator of the SLS was   ;)
    Fortunately it wasn't me who had the accident, it was my Mum's partner - I just did part of the caring with my Mum, but between that and work and studying, there wasn't really any time left for anything else.
       Exciting news about your new garden; lots of work, but you can sometimes find lovely hidden plants in amongst the tangle of a neglected garden - ours was a real mess when we first arrived, with so much rubbish buried in it it was more like a landfill, but the hellebores that had survived in amongst it all and the old gnarled apple tree and walnut tree are real treasures. Oh and a fabulous rose that like a twig when we found it, but now covers a fence in a massive sprawl of pink blooms in the summer.
    Hope your new bunch of shelled people turn out to be well behaved  ;)

  • Fran IOMFran IOM Posts: 1,307
    Welcome back @pbff. Was only thinking about this thread recently. Can't believe where the time has gone since I last posted here. Didn't think it would get disbanded. So pleased things are back to normal for you now. I am sure you have been missed. The weather hasn't allowed much time on the allotment yet this year. So far I have not seen one snail. No doubt they are hiding somewhere and will reveal their whereabouts in time.  :)
  • B3B3 Posts: 16,570
    You know when you rub garlic in the soles of your feet, you eventually breathe out the smell. What if you stepped on a slug in your kitchen?
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 24,299
    OH and I both agree it's best just to spread toasted baguette or ciabatta with luscious garlicky, herby butter and lob the snails into the ditch across the road to escape as they may or be squished by passing traffic if they try and come back.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • pbffpbff Posts: 433
    Hi @Fran IOM - good to hear from you! I can't believe where the time has got to either!
    I found a couple of small snails in the greenhouse this week - I carefully evicted them to the drystone wall - but other than that it's just been a couple of slugs chewing on the emerging tulips.
    Snail-spotting season will soon be upon us however, especially once we have trays of seedlings on the go!  ;) 

    @B3 - hopefully that principle wouldn't work with slugs :scream: . Besides SLS members have to try and step over molluscs, not on them  ;):joy:


  • Please can I become a member of the snail lover’s society? I am a huge fan. It can take me ages to walk the dog on a damp evening moving them out of harms way 😂.
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