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A87801131 - Gardens I Have Known

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

Entry: Gardens I Have Known - A87801131
Author: Dmitri Gheorgheni - U1590784

MVP inspired me. smiley - blush


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lil ~ Auntie Giggles with added login ~ returned


smiley - rofl

I love it!

I can even hear the accents smiley - biggrin


lil x


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

Thanks, Lil. smiley - laugh


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minorvogonpoet

smiley - rofl
This is much more realistic and down-to-earth than mine! smiley - smiley

Here in Sussex, you don't plant courgettes/zucchinis out until May, after the frosts have finished and, even then you have to protect them against slugs.

Is okry the same as okra? I don't know what 'copperhead' is - my weeds are dandelions and ivy. But the weeds in France grow bigger and faster!


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

Okry is, indeed, okra. smiley - rofl

A copperhead, alas, is not a weed.

It is a poisonous snake, often quite large. Unlike the somewhat less awful rattlesnake, it makes no noise. This makes it even more dangerous.

In summer, the good old weekly newspaper, the Sparta Expositor, used to feature pictures of the 'catch of the week' - usually brought to town, dead of course, in a coffee can.

I am pleased to see that the interweb continues the tradition of frightening outsiders with copperhead stories:

http://www.city-data.com/forum/cookeville/164710-cookeville-child-bitten-copperhead-burgess-falls.html

Note this post, in reply to the horrified Michigander:

'We also have ferocious marauding dogs, some cheetahs that got loose and a few rogue elephants but those have mostly been rounded up.

And midsized crocodiles that crawl into the sewer system and come up through our commodes. But only the downstairs ones.'

smiley - whistle (They made that up, but there ARE panthers in the vicinity.)


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minorvogonpoet


Poisonous snakes!smiley - yikes

Though I like the rumours of cheetahs and rogue elephants. smiley - rofl

I can't match that, though there are persistent reports of big cats smiley - blackcat loose somewhere in the English countryside. I'm a bit doubtful about that. Though there was apparently a colony of scorpions living on Ongar station.


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - yikes Now, I don't think I want scorpions in my neighbourhood.

The big cats are bad enough.

My grandfather's neighbour back in the 1940s moved out. He said there was a family of cougars living there, and they kept staring at the house. He couldn't leave his family alone to go into the fields. smiley - cat


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