Latest posts by Wildcosmos

1 to 10 of 25

100 year old indoor GrapeVine

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 19:12

Thanks Debbie...i agree...if all else fails...rhe green canopy is still lush to look at! 

100 year old indoor GrapeVine

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 19:26

Thank you Redwing....I will definitely keep you posted / and yes...its super wonderful to see the whole thing... will take new snaps in the summer.

Thanks again for the replies,


100 year old indoor GrapeVine

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 17:56

Thanks again for the replies! 

100 year old indoor GrapeVine

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 16:52

Excellent advice again, Thank you Bob. We did have a good prune this weekend ~ see picture, which only shows part of the vine .... will be a big job washing each tip...but will try with some of the worst effected bits.

Again, thank you for your replies,


100 year old indoor GrapeVine

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 16:26

Phew.....thanks Bob! 

100 year old indoor GrapeVine

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 16:15

hi....still me...this is a picture of the mould on the spurs...thanks Sharne. Most of the entire Vine looks like this. Thank you for any help or advice. Sharne

100 year old indoor GrapeVine

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 16:09


A friend of mine owns the most fabulous 100 year + indoor grapevine.

However the growth spurs are very mouldy and during last summers harvest, a lot of the grapes turned very mouldy before they ripened.

I'm attaching some pictures.

I've been reading up and apart from feeding the vine start of spring, others talk about hygiene but also spraying the vine with a bicarbonate of soda / water mixture..

Does anyone have experience with this or any advice?

Many thanks Sharné


Posted: 25/03/2015 at 21:21

thanks again everyone ~ much valued info


Posted: 25/03/2015 at 19:45

excellent news! Thanks so much Fidgetbones


Posted: 25/03/2015 at 19:01

Hello, I know this topic has been discussed before, but cannot see how I can link up with the others...so apologies if I'm asking something already asked.

I have a standard green high dome like compost bin with a lid. Which produces THE most amazing compost and I love and just addicted to using my own compost that I produced.

However, on the  weekend, whilst extracting some fab compost, I THINK I spotted a vine weevil...and my heart sank. It is probably me, emptying old compost from pots into it ~ so self inflicted.


So, can I use Nemasys Vine Weevil Killer Nematodes in my compost bin? Has anyone tried it... what's your option...I dug around and found what I think were about 3-4 weevils, which I squashed...but what if my whole bin is full of them? Can they survive in there....if I use Nemasys, will they destroy, say all the wonderful worms etc in there too?

Thanks you for reading and your help, so very much appreciated.




1 to 10 of 25

Discussions started by Wildcosmos

100 year old indoor GrapeVine

Mouldy Growth spurs  
Replies: 15    Views: 888
Last Post: 07/03/2017 at 10:54


Can I use Nemasys in my compost bin? 
Replies: 7    Views: 923
Last Post: 25/03/2015 at 23:05

xHose ~ any good?

Best hosepipes for 100ft garden.. 
Replies: 18    Views: 2957
Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 22:09

August 2014 in Bloom...planning started...with questions!

Can I plant Alliums in pots in the ground 
Replies: 4    Views: 991
Last Post: 28/10/2013 at 13:19

Plant suggestions for carpark border

Carpark border ~ help needed please 
Replies: 10    Views: 1440
Last Post: 29/09/2013 at 10:34

Long, thin, narrow strip to plant up...

Replies: 24    Views: 7262
Last Post: 07/02/2013 at 13:16

Yew Topiary ~ lime damage

Builders' lime mix spilt on little tree... 
Replies: 1    Views: 1124
Last Post: 13/11/2012 at 13:50
7 threads returned