Vinegrowing Course Day 5
Monday 1st April 2019
Fifth day of my vinegrowing course. Actually nice weather for a change!
London April 2019
Tom describing some damage to the tractor.
The group happy to be outdoors for a change!
The grubbed up Seyval Blanc vines.
Tom explaining some trellis management I think.
Tom demonstrating a multi purpose tool.
The spinning jenny for feeding out wire for the trellis.
Demonstrating how to attach a new length of wire to the trellis.
Examples of the Pendelbogen vine training system - a variant of Guyot pruning where the two canes, rather than laid flat along the wire, are arranged into this M shape.
The spinning jenny.
Tightening the wire.
The group practicing lowering the canopy wire for later tying up.
Wooden end posts.
Where the Seyval used to be.
The bit of woodland path we walk along from Rock Lodge to Deer Field looking pretty with some spring flowers.
Tom demonstrating the grafting machine.
Once back in London I met Chie and Erika for dinner at Shanghai Modern. These are their piggy buns.
Chie and Erika enjoying their dinner at Shanghai Modern.
Chie and Erika having a bubble tea for dessert.