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Vine pruning

Hi all,

thanks for allowing me to join and take part on this lovely site.

I moved in to my home in May this year and found i have two vines growing up a pergola at the back of the garden.

They produced a surprising amount of grapes - I could not believe the haul!


But I am unsure as to how to prune - I have read stuff, but they talk of horizontal wires and I'm generally confused!

I have added pics of the vines; i don't want to disturb them from producing such a good haul next year (I have made my first batch of wine!) - the grapes were smaller than ones in the shops, but very sweet and juicy.

I'm in Runwell, Essex. Any help is much appreciated.



  • Wow, 282 views and not one response.

    Either none of you know anything about growing vines, or you're selfish pricks.

    I have been given the answer on another forum, where the individuals were welcoming and helpful.


  • RedwingRedwing Posts: 1,393

    Lucky you! Look on the RHS site for vines. There is a lot of information about pruning.

    i think your comments are nasty, calling the helpful people on here “selfish pricks”. I’ve only just seen this post, it missed me and I am a regular. I suspect most posters on here have little or no experience of growing grapes.

    Grow up David.

    Last edited: 01 January 2018 18:44:44

    Based in Sussex, I garden to encourage as many birds to my garden as possible.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,695

    I missed it too.

    Basically you have a productive vine, and you prune it back in February to two or three buds from the main framework.

     The RHS have videos which show how.

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