Tuesday, 7 June 2011
The first houseleek flower of the year has opened today on an arachnoideum variety called 'Jubilee' which has made a large mound in a pot.
According to the Sempervivophilia web site there are two 'Jubilees'. Mine, from Belgium, would appear to be S. arachnoideum 'Stansfieldii' x S. montanum f. raised by A. Hansen in the UK in 1969.
Sunday, 5 June 2011
Wednesday, 1 June 2011
This morning I spot a small caterpillar on a rosette of Sempervivum 'Pastel'. I think it had been blown of nearby bushes.
Anyway, it perambulated about and was clearly not interested in eating any houseleek. Eventually I rescued it and put it on some Japonica leaves, probably its original food plant.