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1st year grape vine question

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 11:08

You can leave these first year grapes on, but you may be disappointed with them.….your vine just isn’t ready to produce grapes yet.

During the second spring, the plant is still getting established, although a few tiny bunches of grapes might appear. These are also unlikely to be the lush, full bunches of grapes you want, but some might be edible.

Then the third spring arrives, and with it should come a much larger yield of sweet, tasty grapes on the now-mature plant.

As for moving next year, you'll be back to square one.


Posted: 13/05/2014 at 10:46
Lilylouise wrote (see)

I would like to add my very best wishes,too


Really nice of you to pop in and add you good wishes to this thread, Pam. I know it's because you have good reason to empathize with Mike......speaking of which, I hope you are well and fully recovered  yourself. xx 


Posted: 13/05/2014 at 08:49

Sending good vibes to Mike from my corner of the Midlands......hope all went well & you have a  speedy recovery.

The Perfect Gentleman

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 17:34

Wow! That's an amazing act of kindness, Fishy....especially when seen that in the context that it's just a forum.

I'll say an extra prayer for him tonight.


Box plants going extremely yellow (Buxus plant?) [photos]

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 17:24

Crikey....another Box problem.

I've said it so many times, I'm starting to bore myself  ......don't trim your Box until Derby Day (usually the first week in June) 

I agree with BB, it looks like frost damage and they should recover, although the open cuts do leave them open to box blight at a later a certain well known TV garden presenter has found.

You've done nothing wrong at all CJ. The people responsible are the people who supplied the market stall holder, after all, they've nothing to lose once they have their money and they do look more saleable when neatly trimmed.

For me, I would live with them for another month when the risk of frost (hopefully) has past, then trim them back to, but not into dark green leaves.

If necessary they can be trimmed again in September, just keep well outside the frost season.

Raspberry suckers

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 12:31

Yes, but this is the natural growth habit of raspberries i.e. they will go on to produce fruit, just as well as those in your chosen straight line.

Not a bad idea to drive a split trench along the length of your row and dig the rest up.

Malvern Show Garden

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 12:16
nutcutlet wrote (see)

Quite disturbing. Yes David, Parkinson's is quite disturbing. Especially for those who can no longer enjoy this lovely hobby

I know, nut.....I covered that fact in my opening post, but I fail to understand how such 'themed' gardens help the cause.

I suppose at the root of it all I hate these contrived monstrosities.

Malvern Show Garden

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 11:47

Any views on last week's Malvern 'Living with Parkinsons' garden (featured on GW) 

I found it quite disturbing and was wondering, what the hell has this got to do with this lovely hobby we all enjoy.

For the record I have a family member suffering from this debilitating illness and am totally sympathetic to the cause and all who suffer in a similar way.

Chelsea on the horizon, so stand by for more.  

I need hugs too....

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 11:24
David K wrote (see)
Busy Bee2 wrote (see)

Yeah - the Manchester B team are really suffering.

Yes, but now they'll be able to concentrate all their efforts on avoiding relegation next year.


Sorry folks, I did of course mean next season.....just got a little high at the notion.  

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