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By Baloo

United Kingdom Gb

When's the best time to prune my vine..? It's been growing on the side of my south-west facing shed for the last 3years, I'm not sure if the variety, but has a good crop of black grapes, and is starting to look a bit straggly..!



Do the pruning now, Baloo, before the vine starts new bud sprouts. Can be a close haircut which our garden helper usually does for us in November, after all those lovely leaves have disapeared. Leave a couple of buds, if feeling cautious, but no need to on a large, long 30 to 40 foot vine as our vine is ......too much like hard work looking for buds and counting in poor light.

25 Jan, 2011


as long as you do it before the buds break it will be fine. I do mine on Xmas day usually, an excuse to escape all the activities of the day :o)

25 Jan, 2011


Thanks for the advice, i'll be doing the pruning on my next days off. I'll let you know what the out come is later in the year, ( hopefully with some photographic evidence)..!!

26 Jan, 2011

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