To be honest we've been slacking in the garden lately. This is due to the hot weather and the fact that there is nothing exciting to be done in the garden, except endless watering and those of us that have more then two brain cells to rub together (not Lola) tend to avoid the watering can at all costs.
So we thought we would share with you something interesting that we found on our cat mint. The very same cat mint that our mum attempted to assassinate.
These little fellows and we do mean little, they have a wing span of 10-15 millimetres, are called Mint Moths or Pyrausta aurata. They are a type of moth called Day Moths, meaning that they are active during the day rather then nocturnal like most moths.
As the name suggests, the Mint moth often uses mint as a food plant, though it can also be found on other species such as marjoram. In north-west Europe it can be seen from April until the end of September. We feel especially lucky to have them in our garden as we live in the South East of England, not exactly the North West of Europe.
Please don't forget to visit our other gardening furiends and find out what they have been up to.
Thomas O'Toole, Charlie O'Marley and Lola Fannola x
**An update on the Mum.**
I went to the hospital yesterday only to find out the appointment was to see a dermatologist for assessment before a further referral to have the mole removed. However when the dermatologist examined the mole she said she was not at all happy with it and it needed to be removed a.s.a.p as it's colour was ringing alarm bells. She asked if I had come to the hospital on my own or driven myself. When I said that my mother had brought me to the hospital she decided to do it there and then.
I didn't feel a thing, not even the anaesthetic injection. This could have been due to the extra layers of fat I had put on in that general area over the winter or the fact the dermatologist and her nurse asked me about my cats.
I now have the keep the area dry and clean for two weeks with instructions not the stretch the area or do any exercise. After two weeks the stitches will be removed and then I will get an appointment to get the results. The dermatologist did say that even if the news is bad I have had the best treatment available, it's removal and she is confident if it is anything we have caught it early enough.
Thank you all for your purrs and positive vibes! xxx