Sometimes I am almost overwhelmed with how much there is to do around here.....so why am I "wasting" time blogging and taking photos? Well It gives me pleasure and life would just pass me by if I didn't allow myself time to stand and stare...to smell my roses!
I said earlier I would show photos of the progress the grafts on the kiwfruit made.
This is the stump graft - the biggest one . It had 2 grafts put in and if you look closely you may see one has done really well, the other less so. Only one is required so the other is insurance in case of damage . It is taped to a string to guide it up the the overhead wire.
This photo shows what I am looking at most of the day at the moment....it is a shoot on a female vine with lots of flower buds. One of the things I am doing ever so carefully just using my thumb and forefinger is removing the triples down to one ( see where there is a big bud with 2 smaller ones on the same stem ) .....this piece would have 5 buds left when I finish. I am also removing any that aren't round.