I have searched high and low, and in all her favourite hiding places - to no avail - until this evening! I was absolutely determined to find her.
We have lots of foliage in our garden - very dense too - but Eureka - look!
She was in the centre of a huge clump of day lilies which were in the centre of a big highly packed flower bed.
She had covered herself with dried leaf stems which were in turn covered by a tall and bushy plant with lots of stems of day lilies in flower. Can you see all the eggs? She has flattened herself to cover them.
I was convinced they were laying their eggs somewhere apart from their usual hiding places.
Patrick said that the heatwave had put them off.
We had a heavy downpour in the night and these have muddy footprints on them.
I did the 'float test' and none of them floated - so I gave them a scrub and dry, tomorrow they will be turned into cakes!