Archive for September, 2017

Pearls in the Vineyard

Posted by Jane Leckie. Filed under Vineyard

Pruning is a slow and arduous process. It presents the challenge of selecting the best two canes from the tangle offered by the vine. These canes must be wrapped securely to the wire, in order to stabilise the plant. This ensures that the vine safely bears to maturity, the increasing canopy and developing fruit. Sometimes the weather is benign, the sun shines, the breeze is gentle and curious robins keep us entertained with their antics on the wire. But other times, it is freezing and damp. The wind blasts and fingers are bitterly cold. We look forward to September.

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