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Grapevine issue

Hi all. Just wondered if someone could tell me if I’ve killed my very well established grapevine. It has absolutely no shoots at all and I think I may have cut it back too early. It is just looking like dry twiggy wood at the moment. It has been very healthy other years and produced lots of grapes and very leafy but although it’s April there are no signs of growth at all! 😩


  • steephillsteephill Posts: 2,675
    My outdoor vines look the same but they will bud up when they are ready. I am in SE England but 500ft up and fairly rural so can be a bit later than towns north and south of here. The general view is that Spring is a couple of weeks behind this year. If the promised warmer spell comes next week then I expect they will get going again. Patience is a virtue!
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,844
    No sign of life on mine yet either ... but there will be ... have faith ...  :)

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,783
    Same here
  • Jan H11Jan H11 Posts: 47
    Thanks Guys....that’s a relief! Looking forward to getting stuck into a dry weekend of gardening now! :)
  • If it's in a greenhouse I would expect the buds will be opening by now. If it's outside then wait and see.
  • Jan H11Jan H11 Posts: 47
    Its outside - I will wait patiently now all of you have put my mind at rest!:)
  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,951
    I find my different varieties come out at different times.  Nimrod is my first, and Concord is my last.. with at least three or four weeks between them.  
    Utah, USA.
  • I planted my first ever grape vine, or Vitis vinifera as I've been learning, in the greenhouse in November (a black hamburgh). I was sure it was dead all through the winter, but over the last week buds appeared and yesterday and today leaves have opened. Hoping for some vertical growth next.
    “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill
  • Jan H11Jan H11 Posts: 47
    Wow! Sounds exciting! I have to say I’ve no idea what variety of grape I have as it was well established when I moved in 3 years ago. All I know is it produces white grapes which are full of is such a shame as I find it difficult to know what to do with them. They sadly go to waste as no one wants to take all the seeds out - they just want to pop them in their mouths and enjoy! That clearly doesn’t happen!😔

  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    Give them to people who want to eat grapes
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