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Hi there everyone I'm completely new to this hobby.
 I've inherited a merlot grapevine in my new garden.I had it moved last year as it was overgrown though to neighbors. It didn't come up this year. I'd been left a gift an murdered it I thought is was dead.
Now its sprouting leaves . To make matters worse it's definitely in the wrong place ,not enough sun. I realized after the move.
The only thing I know about this
is there was loads of grapes on it and stunning lime green leaves . 
Can anyone help me with advice I would like to invest into that little burst of life


  • steephillsteephill Posts: 2,680
    Which country are you in? I ask because it would be very unusual for a grapevine to be sprouting leaves now in the UK or Europe. They would be going into winter dormancy now. Merlot is not very common planted in the UK as it normally needs more sun and heat than we experience to ripen its fruit.
    There might not have been any need to move it as just pruning it properly may have been sufficient to keep it away from the neighbours. If you search for images of commercial vinyards you will see than vines are generally hard pruned in winter to almost a stump.
  • nick615nick615 Posts: 1,366
    If it helps, I'm told that vines grown in greenhouses should be planted outside the house and then fed through a piece of pipe, or similar, so that the foliage can mature inside.  It's then best to train them up to wires just below roof level.
  • tui34tui34 Posts: 2,859
    Hi @morementym4FUnIuf

    As @steephill has stated, it would be very unusual to see a grapevine budding in northern climes unless you are in the southern hemisphere.

    If you are in the southern hemisphere, then you grapevine is late and should be well into growth by now.

    So.  Where are you? 
    A good hoeing is worth two waterings.

  • Hi Steephill    thanks for you reply
      Im in the UK north. There is a big piece of old looking wood with some leaves growing out from it 
    I'm wondering what to do with it .
    I can take a picture tomorrow  ( bear with me loading it on here)
    .Last year the grapevine grew very fast and developed  really really long soft wood branches. I hung most of them on the hedges an plum tree.
    After the cold last night the leaves are abit withered  
  • Hi Tui34 I live in UK , the north .
    The grapevine is like an old wooden log  and thats were the leafs have sprouted.
    Can it be moved at this time of year .
  •  The weathers been wonderful warm more than average here ,plus it is very warm and sheltered in the corner were it was
    Maybe the plants got out of its rhythm.Am new to this hobby and just trying to understand
  • steephillsteephill Posts: 2,680
    A photo would definitely help.
  • tui34tui34 Posts: 2,859
    Yes, please.  A photo would be a great help.
    A good hoeing is worth two waterings.

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