Thursday, 19 September 2013

Vitas coignetiae 'Claret Cloak'

Two and a half years ago, seven new climbers were planted against the south facing wall that separates the Ruskin Building and the orchard, see blog entry 9th February 2011 'Wires & Climbers'. To support them, three wires were fixed to the wall for each plant, with another two added last year.
Today, Kieran added another two wires for one of the vines, Vitas coignetiae 'Claret Cloak', as it had, yet again, outgrown it support frame. With the new wires in place, some of the stems were tied in and others cut off, exposing an abundant crop of purple, inedible grapes.

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