He collected about 15 live snails, crushed them in a saucepan and added a litre of hot water. This was boiled for 10 minutes, allowed to cool and the liquid strained into a spray bottle. He then sprayed this liquid over the foliage of garden seedlings and on the outside of pots, anywhere that he wanted snails repelled from.
I'm describing this in case someone with a snail problem cares to try it and can let the rest of us know whether it works. I'm skeptical but open minded. :)
One final word: one of her good kitchen saucepans might not be the wisest choice... -- John Savage (my news address is not valid for email)