How do I prune my grapevine?

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How do I prune my grapevine?
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2008, 22:56 »
Cheers Splodger

I'll get snapping tomorrow  :)
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How do I prune my grapevine?
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2008, 00:13 »
Sorry for the delay in posting a piccy - been a bit busy with Craft Day on QVC (luckly didn't spend any money!!)

Here is the pergola....


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« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2008, 08:28 »
Oh, nice space I would go for a large triple or more curtain using the back too. So you would need to keep and tie in two horizontals about a feet high, from there keeping 3-4 uprights along the strongest poles which can be lead across the top. That would be one possible framework.

Dig up some turf first by the looks of it. :wink:
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« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2008, 18:31 »
i have found something that might help - i can't post it - but will pm you snappy  :lol:

i will say one thing though - and this goes across the board with climbers that will need pruning or that will need to be tied

do not allow the climber / do not make the climber - go behind trellis work or supporting wires - not if you want to be able to prune properly

you will cause alot of damage to the growth that you want to keep - and it is very difficult to get to the right bits - to prune

with some vines - a long used technique is to un-tie a vine in january and let it flop forward - if it's tucked behind trellis you can't let it flop (for those interested - it's to allow sap to flow and thus encourage side shoots to appear at regular intervals)

it's a common mistake made - especially with roses

there is also an art to tying up your climbers - but that's for another day

anyway check your messages  :wink:

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« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2008, 19:25 »
Now you made all of us just nosy, Splodger.

Why can't all plebs know some trade secrets, please? :lol:

Come on, educate!

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« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2008, 19:31 »
Quote from: "gobs"
Now you made all of us just nosy, Splodger.

Why can't all plebs know some trade secrets, please? :lol:

Come on, educate!


it's more of a time issue - plus i have to think of an easy way to explain it - maybe with some pics

and lastly - my fingers are aching - and i need to rest them - so that i will only be 3 questions slower in the quiz  :wink:

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« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2008, 20:54 »
Many thanks - you're a star!!!

I'll go and check it out properly once the girls are in bed & asleep - I'm running late with everything today!!!!






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