Posted: 05/06/2013 at 22:43
Thanks, steephill - I knew there must be a vine expert out there! Some brilliant advice - when you look at websites, some of it is useful, some not, but what you say makes good sense even down to thinning the grapes, which I hadn't even thought of. It is Sauvignon Blanc and I bought it at the end of last year. It is in the sunniest part of the garden with lots of shelter, and I've just put up a large trellis to accommodate it. It stands about a metre tall (at the moment), and is in a pot approx 10 inch diameter, which makes it look top heavy, although it seems healthy enough. I hadn't even considered vine weevil either; I don't use chemicals at all in the garden, nematodes on order! Thank you so much - I look forward to the grapes!