we have decided to move my vegetable garden closer to the house - it is a little way away at the moment and not close to the kitchen. I wanted a potager or kitchen garden, where I could just slip out the back door to pick fresh herbs and veggies for dinner. Today was spent moving the old gates that surrounded my veggie garden and digging out shrubs where the new one is going as well as relocating garden beds and compost heaps. Alot of work involved but it will be wonderful when it is all done. I was feeling really happy with all the work achieved today and about 5.30, I had a lovely long shower, washing my hair and pampering my poor old body when Joe came running in and told me he had just seen a snake in our yard! It was under his car and he thought it was a stick so he kicked it, looked back and saw it slithering towards my garden. He said it looked like it was a death adder so we looked it up on the net - the conclusion that I have come to is that it is either a tiger or a banded snake. Hopefully the latter as they are not as venomous as the tiger. I KNOW that it is expected to find snakes in our area but I just don't like the fact that there is one here, somewhere amongst the agapanthas. Oh golly gosh, how am I ever going to face going into the garden now? I absolutely hate snakes.