The English Gardener's Slimy Secret: Snail Chucking

09.07.14

The Wall Street Journal reports from Surrey, England
  Jill Vickers spends three hours a day tending her lush, hydrangea-trimmed garden. So the sight of snails munching holes in her plants makes her mad.
  Her usual way of coping is to toss them in the compost bin. But on occasion, the 62-year-old retired teacher resorts to some rather unneighborly behavior: "I chuck them that way," she said one evening, quietly motioning toward the house next door.