Hi The Gallaghers
Your garden sounds brilliant, although the empty snail shells may not be the hogs. They don’t tend to eat many of them – a bit tricky getting at the edible bit. But, it’s possible you have a snail specialist there! Beetles, caterpillars and earthworms seem to make up the bulk of an average hog’s diet in the wild. So not using chemicals is quite important.
Logs, leaves and hedges sound great for beetles. I accidentally discovered that they also like turf banks when I was making a new flower bed once. I left a small pile of turf on the path for a few days, before deciding what to do with it and when I came to move it lots of beetles had moved in. That solved the problem of what to do with it and I now have a few small beetle banks hidden away in corners! My garden isn’t very big either, so everything has to be done on quite a small scale.