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Bad Grape

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 10:50

 Hi. These are my grapes. The 1st pic shows the good vine, there's about 50 bunches on it that im planning to make wine with. The other pics are another vine 10 feet away and the grapes are ripening while small and splitting open, the leaves don't look to healthy. I dont know the type. Any thoughts


hydrangea 'Annabelle DEAD????

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 15:45


i do soak but i never thought about teasing the roots. I said it to my dad, he pushes his fingers through a few times....i love gardening.....its so much better than my real job..

hydrangea 'Annabelle DEAD????

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 15:28

 looks a bit sad now....

hydrangea 'Annabelle DEAD????

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 15:26


i dug him up and found the soil around the roots to be very dry considering i watered it loads yesterday and its bee very wet here anyway. I removed 30-40% of the dry soil and pushed my fingers through a few times. Dunked it many time in water and then left it in water for 1/2 hour. I loosened the soil in the hole and added some stones then replanted.I notice water runs away from it as its on a slight hill so i burried a pot 1/2 the depth of the roots in front. i trimmed the flowers down to the next leaf node but left the dead looking leaves on as they still seem moist.

Hope it works.....

hydrangea 'Annabelle DEAD????

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 21:17

Good stuff.

I knew you weren't the froggy one....

hydrangea 'Annabelle DEAD????

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 19:12

would it be better to dig it out tonight and soak over night in a bucket, then work on the roots tomorrow????

hydrangea 'Annabelle DEAD????

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 18:54

That's OK. im free tomorrow and i don't mind digging. the garden centre should have told me this, they know im a novice....

I like your avatar Fairygirl.....

hydrangea 'Annabelle DEAD????

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 18:47

i assume once out ill just gently separate roots from the ball, removing soil.

i will loosen all soil in hole, put in and water again.

Any other tips??????

hydrangea 'Annabelle DEAD????

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 18:44


Iv watered heavily but its to late tonight to dig it out, ill do that tomorrow.Hopefully it will last till then....

hydrangea 'Annabelle DEAD????

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 16:33

I defiantly soaked it but i didn't really look at it. The shop is good though so im sure they will have looked after it before. The hose is on it now.....shall i feed it with Tom food??

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