I've always been a brilliant Mint grower, it's one thing most people with even mildly green fingers can grow. It rampages through the beds, borders and generally takes over anywhere that you set it straight into the soil and not in a pot. The front bed Mint has done it's usually prolific job of taking over the flower bed by the front door.
But I was wondering what was wrong with the mint that I had potted up near the house. All Summer it has been a bit straggly, a bit sparse and totally non-useable by us for any recipes. In fact it was only still there in the vain hope that it would somehow miraculously recover and do what mint does best.
Then I spotted a certain Ginger guy nibbling away the other day.
I guess he thinks this one pot of Black Mint is his own personal snack treat ... and has done since the pot appeared in his line of vision.
Once he saw me watching him and taking photos he sloped away licking his lips as if to say 'oops caught out'.