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Help! New house and Grapes are growing in my garden

Hi all

First time here! We recently bought a house with what appeared to be a pretty tree in the garden. Fast forward a few months and grapes are growing on the tree!! I don't have a clue about looking after a grape vine.

Can I cut some of the branches without killing the tree or preventing grapes growing in future? I love the tree but it appears to be growing out of control!

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I'm also concerned the weight it may be putting on the outhouse it is growing over.

This is how it looked before (in April)

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And this is what it looks like now.

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The fruits do appear to be ready to eat, we've tried a few and they are quite sweet!

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Any advice on how to keep it manageable without killing it or preventing fruit growing in future is greatly appreciated.

Kay

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,874

    Cut all new growth back to five leaves from the main stem. ( a couple of leaves beyond the bunch of grapes. That makes the plant put energy into the grapes. In January while the plant is dormant, prune all lateral shoots back to five buds from the main stem.

    https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=284

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964

    "New house and grapes are growing in my garden" !!!!

    Where did you obtain the 'new-house' seeds from ; can I get some too ???image

  • kay87kay87 Posts: 10
    fidgetbones says:

    Cut all new growth back to five leaves from the main stem. ( a couple of leaves beyond the bunch of grapes. That makes the plant put energy into the grapes. In January while the plant is dormant, prune all lateral shoots back to five buds from the main stem.

    https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=284

    See original post

     HI there 

    thanks for your reply. sorry I'm a total newbie, by main stem did you mean this:

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    Last edited: 02 September 2017 17:14:59

  • kay87kay87 Posts: 10
    Paul B3 says:

    "New house and grapes are growing in my garden" !!!!

    Where did you obtain the 'new-house' seeds from ; can I get some too ???image

    See original post

     ha ha ha :)

    Bought a pack of house seeds from an estate agent!

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964

    Nice one !!!image

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