Looking like a fruitful year for the vine. . .
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Tagged as Gardens, Grapes, summer
Wonderful! Maybe someday I’ll try growing grapes. 🙂
You could grow lots of short-season varieties on your beautiful grounds!
Thank you(and your husband too) as opinion seems divided. However, judging from the photo, yours are doing well- I will tell Mum tomorrow. A small moth might be able to shelter under her vine at the moment…
At least I’ve never thought of moths as a threat to the welfare of grapes. . . .
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Mum has a plague of aphids at the moment- she was spraying these strange orange and black bugs with soapy water and I yelled “No! They’re ladybird larvae and good for the garden!” Hopefully they’ ll be ok, they’ve just had a bit of a wash….
Oh! Neither have I now you come to mention it…
I also need to clarify that our grapevines are in their third year, which is why they’re bearing so much fruit. I never intended to give the impression that these were new plants, and I was slow to catch on if you assumed they were–I’m sorry!
No I could see they were older than Mum’s and they look as if they’re growing really well…I wanted to know the secret…!
I guess it’s bug control and the prairie sun. . . .
Whatever you’re doing they look great! Will be interested to see pictures in August : )
Yeah–God willing and the prairie sun doesn’t crack my lens! 🙂
I am sad that we are likely to have an August similar to our June….rain interspersed with five minutes of sunshine…
That’s pretty regular in the Isles, isn’t it?
We always aspire to the summers of our childhood, when the sun shone, it only rained in autumn and snow stayed in winter where it was supposed to ..*sigh*
Ah, yes. . .I’ve changed locations enough to understand. . . .
That’s so impressive! My mum bought a grapevine a month ago and it’s growing quite nicely but you have GRAPES!!!
They’ll get bigger and ripen by August. . . . 🙂
Is it right you can’t let them fruit for the first year..?
I referred this to my resident-expert husband: you can, but most grapes won’t fruit the first year anyway. If they do, they won’t usually bear very many their first year. When we got a few their first year, we still had a fruitful bounty the second and subsequent years.
I wanted to add the other virtue of our vines: the provision of shade in Effieland. Effie loves napping under them!
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