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By Lulu33

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom Gb

I have a lovely old grape vine which, at the moment is in a pot. The trunk is 6 inches thick and it branches out into a T shape. I have a drain pipe running around the house so can't plant it there. Have any of you any creative ideas as to how I could plant it. A friend is building me a pergola but I have other plants to grow up that, so need creative ideas. I do have a large border with a wall behind but its chock full of clems and honeysuckle and the vine would be too much. Would it survive in a very large pot? then I could grow it up the side of the house?



How about a large raised bed for it, made from new wooden sleepers?

13 Aug, 2010


Weed mat in the bottom to keep the roots from interfering with the drainpipe?

13 Aug, 2010


Can't actually plant it because of the drain!! it's in the way!

13 Aug, 2010


No, we were thinking of building the raised bed over the drain, with weed mat in the bottom so no roots grow out the bottom to invade the drain, or crush it, fill it with good topsoil, and plant the vine in that. It would essentially be a huge, permanent container.

13 Aug, 2010

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