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I would put it down to weather conditions. If the cloves are hard and useable then don`t worry about it. dry them off and treat as normal for storing.
They should be available at yout local garden centre.
Stuart, to get decent sized fruits you need to buy yourself a pair of grape scissors and thin the fruits out. you do this by cutting out every other grape, reducing the bunch by half.
You also need 3 in the same pollination group. I would suggest, James Grieve, Fiesta and the good old Cox`s Orange Pippin.
Haven`t been here long myself.lol If the spots go brown and papery before cracking, then 9 times out of ten, that is scorch, Nothing to worry about.
I agree with Berghill, Frank, what variety do you have as Deutzias normally grow 2ft to 3ft per year, and should be cut to shape immediately after flowering.
gillylal, any chance of a pic? It sounds to me like scorch, where droplets of water has splashed on them, which then acts like a magnifying glass, scorching the leaf.
Jo, trim back heathers immediately after flowering,BUT, do not cut into old wood. Ideally just cut two thirds of the way down the flower stem and no more.
What`s a triple grape leaf Ivy Sally? Please.
If it was sharp sand or horticulural sand, it doesn`t matter. Neither will improve drainage.