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Harrogate spring flower show

Posted: Today at 17:58

Got back from Harrogate flower show couple of hours ago. Lots to look at but got rather busy later on.

Plant ID

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 23:47

Got me stumped GD  I think the second one will be easier to id when it flowers, may jog someone memory 

Anyone been to Harrogate flower show 2017

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 22:59

Thinking of having a look this weekend  

Why are the tickets cheaper on Sunday ? do exhibitors leave early are something. 

Planting New Grape Vines

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 12:40

Grape vines have to be constantly pruned, especially in a GH or your not going to get in there, any hard pruning should be done in winter. Simple pruning done throughout the growing season on a spur and rod system - one bunch of grape per lateral - pinch shoots to 2 shoots after flower / grapes - sub lateral pinch to one leaf - grapes need to be thinned     

Planting New Grape Vines

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 22:29

I wouldn't cut into any old wood at the moment ( brown wood ) I will bleed and severely weaken the vine , I would pick a leader now and pinch the other shoot back to 5 to 7 leaves and any sub lateral to one leaf.

It sounds like a Cordon system ? I have pruned my own grape vine into a spur & rod system which is still part of a cordon system, I take some pictures tomorrow if you want. I have a little grape vine handbook which helped me out enormously when I first started growing grapes ( RHS Wisley handbook grapes ) 2008 edition , its about £2.80 on amazon 2nd hand .

A Guyot system may be better for growing grapes against a wall, vine yard grow their grape this way. Unless I've miss read and you are training them is way.

Planting New Grape Vines

Posted: 19/04/2017 at 21:54

Is the vine actively growing now ? it a bit late for prune vine now.  What plans have you got for training the vine?

Help! What's on my tomato plants?

Posted: 19/04/2017 at 21:38

How warm is it in SW Virginia ? could it be cold damage ?


Posted: 19/04/2017 at 21:24

NO bittercress is the devil at the moment, why dont the slugs eat the instead 

Sums up my weekend

Posted: 19/04/2017 at 21:21

Hope your luck changes soon KT53. Not heard that before about the grave diggers, nothing like that around here, some people in council need thier heads banging together coming up with silly rules. 

Alliums not flowering

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 12:29

Got me a bit baffled, alliums are normally really reliable. I bought some giganteum bulbs last year, the bulbs were massive bigger than a orange but none of mine have flower bulbs on yet , getting me worried now.  Giganteum has very broad leaves like Victoria has shown.

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Lovely weather for December - Sorry late April

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