Saturday, 22 July 2017

Growing Grape Vines

Mr MC&W likes a good climber on the house, to be totally honest I really am not that keen on them. We have ivy at the front which I keep secretly trying to rip bits down from. For ages he has wanted to grow a vine up the side of the house, he has always loved the one that grows on his parent's home. This has taken a lot of persuading and I have finally said yes but with the understanding, they are not allowed to get too big. 

The wall perfect for the vines
We have a perfect section of wall for the vines as it gets a lot of sunshine, we will also train it around the corner to grow up the wall that faces the patio. 

We went to our local garden centre and bought a red and white grape vine, as you can see they are very simple and nothing fancy. I was wondering if we should have looked into this more and brought better grape variety, then I remembered I am not a wine maker. Though I am a good wine drinker.

I planted them and ran some wire for them to start growing against. Mr MC&W drilled holes using a drill with a masonry bit for a raw plug then screwed a screw in, he then fed the wire round them. He did two heights of wire to help support the vines as they grow.

So far they are doing really well and maybe one year we will have a Mud, Cakes and Wine vintage out of it or I expect the birds will have a wonderfully tasty treat.

I will be attempting to prune these in early winter, that would be November time and will post then about how I go about this as a totally beginner with no idea what I am doing.

DIY Daddy

Cuddle Fairy


  1. What a good idea! Thank you for sharing with #blogstravaganza and good luck with them :)

  2. I would LOVE to grow these, I'm definitely pinning for later! Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza xx

  3. Oh wow that is amazing, I can't even grow a bed of basic flowers in my garden haha do let us know how they turn out! Thanks for sharing with #StayClassyMama

  4. That's awesome I struggle
    To grow anything Thank you for linking to #ThatFridayLinky Please come back next week

  5. Great idea, can't wait to see how they grow. Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky