I placed her amongst foliage and went into the house to find my butterfly and moth field guide. I wanted to know that I had put her in a place of safety.
The cat like fluffy hair covering the body of the puss moth is the source of her name. She frequents damp places where willow salix and poplar grow. She will like the garden.
Her wingspan is 80mm (3 1/8 in). This moth, apparently, is not strongly attracted to light, so is rarely seen, although it is common throughout Britain.
I was fortunate to have been able to help this beautiful creature. Mr P found her yesterday afternoon. When I checked the gardens this morning, she had flown.
I have never seen a bee on the Dicentra before.......such a pretty picture.
Granny's bonnets are dancing in the breeze and enjoying the spring showers.
Cranesbill do well in my garden.......rabbits dislike them. I have planted dozens of plants during the last month.
When we moved to the farmhouse the old pear tree was part of the package.
She is worn, and past her sell by date but along with the old apple tree she is one of my favourites. I have placed a purple clematis at her feet. This gentle climber will reach the sky.....it does every year. The pear tree will offer her old boughs for support and together they will add charm to the garden. Pears are long lived, hence the phrase 'plant pears for your heirs'.
It is raining........I am happy.
Enjoy your Sunday.........