I’m pleased to see that the divisions I’ve made of Iris unguicularis are all now producing flowers. It is the plant that flowers for the longest period during winter; often from November to May
Last weekend while moving some trays of pots I found this:
Does that slight bulge you can see above mean it was digesting something?
From its markings and its size (small) we identified it as Asp viper, Vipera aspis – yes, that’s the one the Cleopatra supposedly used to commit suicide. I think it is probably what bit me a couple of years ago but that time I didn’t even see it.
It will teach me to wear gloves and socks and shoes rather than sandals!