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  • Originally posted by stevejelf View Post
    A few of the Orchids growing close to my old home in the Aude South France and Sid from next door Bearn
    Sid looks quite sizeable!
    Location: north-east Spain, where the sun is too hot, the rain too torrential, the hail too big, the wind too windy and the snow too deep. Last frost: usually mid-April, sometimes first week in May. First frost: mid-October.

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    • ^^^^I had to look up that whip snake. We don’t get them here.
      ”mildly venomous to humans”
      Very pretty though - and a lovely photo- thanks for sharing!

      No idea if this is correct, but I heard somewhere that the general rule of thumb is that if a snake has round pupils it’s safe, and if the are vertical then give them space.
      Thing is....how can you check out their eyes when you are running away?
      "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple

      Location....Normandy France

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      • This may help, never heard that about the eyes
        All about the Snakes in France (wildlifeinfrance.com)

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        • Nice link - Thanks Burnie !
          "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple

          Location....Normandy France

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          • Clearly states one of the venomous ones has round eyes, so best thing is to take no risks.

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            • Had a walk along a beach near us before the rain came in, disturbed this Heron fishing for shrimps and crabs.
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              • ^Such elegant birds.
                Location: north-east Spain, where the sun is too hot, the rain too torrential, the hail too big, the wind too windy and the snow too deep. Last frost: usually mid-April, sometimes first week in May. First frost: mid-October.

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                • Good year for Echium vulgare (viper's bugloss)
                  Hope this counts as wild, since although they are in our garden we don't plant them. We simply choose the ones not to pull up.
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                  I live in a part of the UK with very mild winters. Please take this into account before thinking "if he is sowing those now...."

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                  • Been messing about with my little pond , foggy showed face and the newts appeared. Here is one of my newt family.
                    Northern England.

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                    • I think this may be a chaffinch. Flaunting itself on our lawn, saying photograph me! So I did.
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                      I live in a part of the UK with very mild winters. Please take this into account before thinking "if he is sowing those now...."

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                      • I was just planting some parsley and gently tapped out the bottom of this pot without looking. Ewwwww.
                        Northern England.

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                        • Taken the other day on a walk down to the light house
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                          • Two nice, fat, juicy slugs. The birds would love them.

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                            • I just put sluggy pots in the chicken run for a minute or two.
                              The hens do a quick job once the cockerel has checked them out.
                              Near Worksop on heavy clay soil

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                              • ^^^I don't have chickens
                                Northern England.

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