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I SAW IT ON THE GRAPEVINE

PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 7:06 pm
by Jacksparrow
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This is my grapevine today. It is about 20 years old. The photo shows how it looks over winter after it's late Autumn prune. It has always had a self seeded Holly for company which I have never bothered to remove.

Re: I SAW IT ON THE GRAPEVINE

PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 7:09 pm
by Jacksparrow
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The buds for this years growth are now forming.
I aim to show in photos the amazing growth rate once it gets going and the various stages right through to the 2018 pruning.

Re: I SAW IT ON THE GRAPEVINE

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 10:45 am
by Placido
What a brill idea :nod: :). This should be very interesting indeed.
Just a conjecture ....... wonder whether the holly now fulfills the 'companion plant' idea and removal might be injurious to the vine.

P.S.: Honest Placi (Fine Wines) Inc. might find a use for any spare bunches .......

Re: I SAW IT ON THE GRAPEVINE

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 7:42 pm
by Jacksparrow
Placido wrote:What a brill idea :nod: :). This should be very interesting indeed.
Just a conjecture ....... wonder whether the holly now fulfills the 'companion plant' idea and removal might be injurious to the vine.

P.S.: Honest Placi (Fine Wines) Inc. might find a use for any spare bunches .......

Don't book the wine press just yet. The flowering has yet to happen and that will dictate whether there are bunches or just a bunch :nod:

Re: I SAW IT ON THE GRAPEVINE

PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 6:37 pm
by Jacksparrow
Eight days have passed and the green shoots are shooting
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Re: I SAW IT ON THE GRAPEVINE

PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 6:39 pm
by Jacksparrow
Not only are the shoots shooting but the all important flowers are appearing.
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Re: I SAW IT ON THE GRAPEVINE

PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 9:02 pm
by nuthatch
:D :banana: :spring:

Re: I SAW IT ON THE GRAPEVINE

PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 11:03 am
by Placido
That is a huuuuge diffy in only just over a week ! Trebles all round.

Re: I SAW IT ON THE GRAPEVINE

PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 9:28 pm
by Jacksparrow
Another week and more growth
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Re: I SAW IT ON THE GRAPEVINE

PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 9:31 pm
by Jacksparrow
The flowers are starting to separate out.
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