During last week…

I transplanted the perennial cornflowers (Centaurea montana), from the top right to bottom left in the picture, to make room for the yellow crocuses Romance that I’ll be planting later in the month.


The grape vine is doing really well this year and has more brunches of grapes of it than I’ve probably ever seen before.

As I’m not that fussed about them I expect I’ll end up giving most away or will leave for the birds to enjoy.



Last weekend I was given two house plants that I’ve since tidied up and re-potted.  One is a houseleek Cobweb (Sempervivum arachnoideum), which is now in a small clay pot, and the other a spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum).

Have a good week!

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20 Responses to During last week…

  1. Liz says:

    When you said “grapes” earlier, I didn’t expect anything like those lush bunches. You could almost start your own winery!
    Succulents have been really popular here; there are so many different varieties and it seems they are easy to care for. Enjoy!

  2. Jo says:

    Your sedum looks great. Mine’s suffered this year, so many plants were left to their own devices in the hot weather while we were on holiday and never recovered. Wow, your grapes are impressive, you’ve obviously done something right with them.

  3. Jade says:

    I love grapes, especially the black and red ones. They are often quite expensive here in our country. If only I could grow one and have lots of surpluses like yours to give away or let the birds enjoy.
    How nice to be given such lovely little plants! I have a small pot of spider plant on my balcony for many years and still love it.
    Thanks and same to you!

    • Flighty says:

      Jade most years I get few, if any, grapes so I think that it’s thanks to the good summer weather this year has been so good.
      It sure was. Good for you. Thanks. xx

  4. menhir1 says:

    The house leek has an interesting structure. It seem like a cactus in your photo. Your grapes are looking really fulsome and lush. What a nice harvest. Despite the unusual weather this year, your plot has ‘done you proud’. Xx

    • Flighty says:

      Menhir yes it’s a fascinating little plant. It’s a succulent rather than a cactus. They certainly are. Indeed it is.
      Yes, it’s been better than expected given how dry it’s been. xx

  5. CJ says:

    I like a few houseplants about the place as well. Lovely header photo of the sedums, I imagine the bees are loving them. Well done on the grapes, are they seedless? I took all of my bunches off this year because they’re poisonous to dogs, which is a shame. The blackbirds love them. CJ xx

    • Flighty says:

      CJ good for you. Thanks, yes there are plenty of bees on them and some butterflies this morning. Thanks, unfortunately not. That’s a shame. I’m sure they do. xx

  6. I love spider plants. I have interested generations of children in plants by giving them “spider babies” to take home and grow on!

  7. Caro says:

    Your sedum is magnificent! I look forward to the day when mine has grown to that size. I’ve moved centaurea several times, they really don’t seem to mind at all. Spider plants take me back to my teen years when I had spider plants to care for, usually with a few ‘babies’ hanging off them. I bought a tiny one from Morrisons this summer and it’s getting quite big now – but not as green as yours! Have a good week! xx

    • Flighty says:

      Caro thanks, it’s doing really well at present. That’s good to know about the cornflower. I have similar recollections. Good for you. Thanks, and you too. xx

  8. snowbird says:

    Goodness, those grapes are wonderful! Healthy looking sedum too. Love the houseplants!xxx

  9. Christina says:

    There’s a really good recipe for a grape and fennel salad where you slow roast the grapes first. It’s not difficult and is usually a big hit with guests. It’s an Ottolenghi recipe and it’s available on the web. If you have difficulty finding it I’ll send you a link. They look perfect so it would be a shame not to enjoy them.

  10. Chloris says:

    Wonderful grapes, are they sweet?

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