The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

Tasting time will soon be here !

25 comments


We bought a Grapevine ’ Brandt ’ variety back in May of this year, with hopes of it climbing up and over the new pergola.

It hasn’t disappointed us …

Here it is as from the Nursery

Then we divided it into 3 sections, 2 on one post, 1 on the other post

Now it’s really thriving, climbing across the top of the pergola now

there are many bunches of grapes allegedly small & sweet but full of pips and best left as a decoration on the vine.

Hope to taste them in a couple of weeks time ! That’s if the Blackbirds have left any for us !

More blog posts by shirley_tulip

Previous post: Barrington Court, nr. Ilminster, Somerset.

Next post: The dreaded 'B' word . . . .



Comments

 

Oooh I love that Shirley, is the patio south facing :-))

30 Sep, 2010

 

Don't they look good !

30 Sep, 2010

 

They look lovely, do the vines die back and then re-grow in summer, I have never grown grapes would like to have a go at them, but think I would like a sweet one without the seeds if that is possible.

30 Sep, 2010

 

Seems to be thriving in your garden, Shirley. Hope you get a chance to taste the produce of your labours before the birds do get them all!

30 Sep, 2010

 

It looks so holiday :-))

30 Sep, 2010

 

I am very impressed!! They look great.

30 Sep, 2010

 

Many thanks for the comments. The patio is North facing, but we're in bungalow land so not too much shade, other than right against the wall !
Oliveoil, the leaves should be an Autumn feature as they change colour through green to red and yellow. Goypedia has some good info. on vines.

30 Sep, 2010

 

Who is going to do the treading then Shirley, and are we invited over for the tasting.
This is lovely and as you say should give great colour as Autumn progresses.

30 Sep, 2010

 

They are looking so good Shirley,you must be delighted with them..

30 Sep, 2010

 

looks great shirley, like being abroad , done so well so soon ;o))

30 Sep, 2010

 

Ha ha, Stroller, no treading will be done by me ! I've nominated OH as the taster, just in case they're sour ! I am delighted with them, Bloomer.
Sandra, I didn't expect to see any grapes in the first year, so it's a lovely surprise.

30 Sep, 2010

 

It's nice climbimg up those posts. I hope they taste all right.

30 Sep, 2010

 

I'll let you know in a couple of weeks, Hywel ! : o ))))

1 Oct, 2010

 

ok :o)

1 Oct, 2010

 

Just fantastic, but pips or not, I would be noshing them!! ;))

1 Oct, 2010

 

This has been a marvellous success for you. Great idea to divide up the one vine, which seems to have benefited it. Grapes look lovely, and will be looking out for a taste report. :-))

4 Oct, 2010

 

Ah, David, I can be canny about dividing plants ... lol ! Not long to go for tasting... watch this space !

4 Oct, 2010

 

How did you achieve this Shirley...I meant to ask before. Was there more than one root in the pot?

4 Oct, 2010

 

The vine was a good size when we bought it, Karen, so when it came to removing it from the pot, the root system was huge. It looked strong enough to divide into 2, then we went for 3 as one looked a little bit weaker. So, one post has a weak and a strong vine, the other post has a strong one. Does any of that make any sense at all ? LOL ! And now you've gone and changed your avatar again !

4 Oct, 2010

 

Yes, I was getting bored with the dahlia Shirley! That sounds like a real bargain that vine! Well done you, I still can't get over how much it's grown and how productive it's been!

5 Oct, 2010

 

Wow, It looks gorgeous ShirleyT, Your pergola looks how a pergola should, dripping with vines, A beautifull pergola to, I will no doubt be asking advice once i buy a vine and plant it up :)
ps, has your vine started to grow yet?

12 Mar, 2012

 

Thanks, Ydd ... I love it now ... wasn't sure at first ... we left it untouched for the first year and pruned it late January this year ... no new growth yet but shouldn't be too long before it wakes up again! ... :o)

12 Mar, 2012

 

Looks great!
Looking forward to seeing it this year.

12 Mar, 2012

 

Ahhhhh, something else ive learned ShirleyT ..

12 Mar, 2012

 

Thanks, Lil ... it's all looking very bare right now ... :o( ....

Lol, Ydd ... I lost track of how many articles I'd read about pruning a Grapevine ......

13 Mar, 2012

Add a comment

Featured on

Recent posts by shirley_tulip

Members who like this blog

  • Gardening with friends since
    1 Apr, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    10 Mar, 2010

  • Gardening with friends since
    24 Jun, 2007

  • Gardening with friends since
    31 May, 2011

  • Gardening with friends since
    30 Dec, 2011