Friday, May 28, 2010

A Taste of Summer

When I moved here I inherited a vine.  It was very unloved and straggly and didn't produce any grapes.  Over the last 2 and 1/2 years I have nursed it back to health -  I learned how to prune it properly and have trained it over a pergola behind the greenhouse.  This year it is covered in baby bunches of grapes, there are over 100!
A baby bunch of grapes.

Next to the vine are these newly planted strawberries -

If only I could make champagne from the grapes then I could have bubbly and strawberries in the garden!
(How to keep the birds off will be my next project!)


marigold jam said...

You can always just enjoy the grapes fresh or make them into jam - we had a vine and this is what I did with mine the wine having proved unsuccessful! Strawberries warm from the plant - mmm!


Cottage Garden said...

Oh lucky you to have a vine! Your little cluster of baby grapes looks promising... I can't wait to see my first strawberries of the season!