We’re going on a snail hunt!

During winter snails hibernate in clusters on walls, under pots, behind plants and sheds so check all the nooks and crannies that you can find for the persistent pest.

If you worry that there may be more snails than you can find, let them come to you by lying a couple of plastic pots throughout the plot and checking them for new residents each day.

Gift the snails you find to the thrushes and blackbirds, they'll love you for it!