I mentioned a few posts back that I have an
Elephant Hawk Moth slowly demolishing my Fushia Bush.
I looked him up on the Web and found this good likeness of him.
Kinda cute don't you think.
I have been reading up on these little creatures and
found several sites which explain in detail how you can help to
Winter them over the cold season and then help them hatch out
in the spring to a beautiful Pink moth.
Now you know me and pink so to this end I now have one safely wrapped up
in the cocoon of dry leaves (web page suggested drying the leaves off first in your oven but I thought The Doc would draw the line at that
so I zapped them with my heat gun instead.)
that I provided for him and he is now asleep in his little padded Tupper ware box
ready to be stored on the top shelf in the garage.
I had just finished doing all this when blow me if another one didn't
suddenly appear and start noshing on my Fuchsia bush at which point
The Doc inquired if we were now running a Wild Life Sanctuary in the garden!!
This one is refusing to play ball though and is getting through the pile of fresh leaves
I'm giving him daily without so much as a yawn and refusing to go anywhere near
his pile of dried leaves.
He then needs mucking out each day
(where is Hettie when I need her!!)
They do these little poos that look like miniature hand grenades.
I kid you not.
This morning I found another one of them marching down the Garden path
making straight for my Fuchsia bush.
He has now joined the second one but at the moment is turning up his
nose at his fresh pile of leaves.
I will keep you posted as events unfurl.
I'd like to say I'm feeling better from my trip to the Dr's
Monday ( but I had to have the Locum in order to get seen )
and this resulted in being given yet another type of antibiotic
to try out. Being told my wee would turn bright yellow this time
didn't bother me it can go sky blue pink just so long as I'm not crawling
up the walls at 50mph.
No its the other side effects
red blotchy rashes on both arms
and so The Doc says
Hot in Bed.
O'h Pleeze!! soap is in the dispenser go use it!
This has to be a better list than the side effects on one
of The Doc's medications which right at the the bottom said
Can cause Death in some patients!
Well that's ok then.
Catch 22. If the illness doesn't get you the cure does.
Needless to say he is popping the pills like smarties.
Have a great Weekend everyone.