Hergest Helly

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Baby grapes…


What potential....

What potential….

Just look at these!!! I am delighted 🙂  Last year we had ONE small bunch and that was like magic – but this year the vine has gone bonkers.  I didn’t do anything special – I have no idea how to prune it and so it was just left to its own devices over winter.

It covers part of the front of our house and this is a view through the upstairs bathroom window (thats why its a bit blurred – the window needs a clean).  The main stem of the vine has tendrils that are curling round the window handle on the inside of the window.  This happened during last summer when the windows were all open – and if I remove it, the whole vine will probably collapse… and so there it stays, connected to our bathroom (and that is also my excuse for not being able to clean the window!)

The one bunch we had last year turned purple and was sweet enough to eat but each grape had loads of seeds.  If these ripen I will be thrilled to bits!  Stay tuned….

Happy days…

PS – my greenhouse is being delivered today – I am SO excited!


Author: Hergest Helly

spinner, quilter, knitter, sewer, rag-rug hooker, beginning weaver, crocheter, embroiderer, chicken keeper, cat lady, budding gardener, yoga novice and home lover...

2 thoughts on “Baby grapes…

  1. Who needs an excuse not to clean windows? The vine makes a glorious view, I want to draw it

  2. Hi Elizabeth, Its a great excuse isn’t it? 🙂 I will post pictures as they start to ripen… more inspiration for your drawing maybe. Happy Days, Helen.

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