Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Sunday’s rain seemed to have cleared away the muggy conditions and Monday started off much cooler than the last few days and remained that way all day. Glimpses of the sun were rare.
In the afternoon we headed down to the plot to complete the jobs we intended to do on Sunday. One job was to extend the support for one of our outdoor grapevines Boskoop Glory. I’m not sure why we should extend it as we’ve not yet had any edible grapes from it in the 6 years it’s been planted. However it seemed the right thing to do as two of its main stems are now wafting aimlessly past the shed which provides support for the first part of the stems.
It does have some little bunches of grapes, and as hard as it is to believe we have reduced the number to around a half. I think we will need a good autumn for the grapes to ripen. So fruit production wise there seemed no reason to let the vine grow any bigger but we think it will look pretty good growing along the side of the path even if we don’t get to eat the grapes.
I might have to see if we can find another shoot to grow at a lower level to finish the job off. Then not only will we have an apple hedge but a grape hedge too.
Posted by Martyn Garrett at 11:20