I know this isn't everyone's cup of tea but this is what I found on the back iron stairs today, a couple of romantic snails.
I was fascinated as I've never seen this before. Apparently they can remain locked together like this for anything from 2 to 5 hours.
No wonder I've got so many snails in my Bijou garden, they must know that they're safe as we would never kill any of them.
When we had an allotment we used slug and snail killer once and I was in tears watching these poor creatures die, I never used it again...
My method is to plant things that they leave alone.
Geraniums, Busy Lizzies, Verbena Bonariensis, Lobelia, Roses, Begonia's all seem to be snail and slug free.
These two remained together for 3 hours before going their own way.