Posted: 15/09/2012 at 10:53
I felt the same as you for years raspberry but after reading Germaine Greer's article on snails I agree with blackcap.
I now feel that my garden is so "wildlife friendly" that most attempts to grow, say vegetables, for myself fail. Too much low maintenance planting adds to my problem. I felt defeated one evening this summer when I started counting the slugs and snails cleaning up under the bird feeder - stopped at 80. That's a big portion!