Posts Tagged Grapevine

Poundland grapes

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Several years ago when I worked in Chelmsford and had ready access to poundland I used to buy their fruit trees.  One such purchase was this grapevine.  I’ve never actually had a grape off it.  The first couple of years it pretty much did nothing, then in its final year at the allotment it went mad and climbed the entirety of the shed and had lots of grapes on it.

Of course that was the year I had to move it.  I did my best to lay it flat in the car after digging it up, but it was very upset and immediately seemed to die.  I stuck it in to the ground alongside the mancave, but it’s done very little, dying back more each year.  This year it seems to be climbing, so I decided to give it something to climb onto as the old wooden trellis had rotted away.  The otherone I got from blackmoor nurseries has already got grapes on it, so I’ve got more hope for that one!

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Last of the plants

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Today was the last day at the plot. Yes, technically we’ve “lost the plot” but not in a nasty way. We decided to give it up early – I’m proud to say it wasn’t a letter or calls from the committee that drive us to it, but due to or new house, my wife’s erratic shift work and the relocation of my job we couldn’t get down of a weekend.
We’re moving to the plot closer to home though, so the blog will continue all be it more of a gardeners blog. I still get the community as both neighbours are happy chatters and we swap tips and experience, so no loss there.
Today we moved the last of the plants, strawberries, gooseberries, rhubarb, blackcurrant, redcurrant, grape etc all were dug up and moved – along with a lot of junk.

The plot does look a bit empty and sad, especially since I strimmed it so there’s only a few overgrown raised beds left. It’s nice and ready now for a new owner to take it on, so hopefully it’ll get taken over quick!

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