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    Default Bleedin' vine! Heyelp and advise pweeeease!

    Hayelp!

    Can anyone help me? I've taken on my first allotment plot with a mahoosive vine on it and whilst fixing the vine to the inside of a new-erer and improved-erer greenhouse it has got damaged slightly. It's now a bleeding vine, not a bleedin', bl**dy, bas***d or bleepin' vine you understand, just a poorly bleeding one. I'm quite worried that the vine will become weak and parts of it may die Does anyone know of any substance I can smear onto the damaged area to stop it leaking sap or is there anything else I can do?

    How long will my vine bleed for before it becomes weak?
    Will my vine bite the dust?
    Will Lassie manage to rescue little Tommy before nightfall?

    Any tips would be much appreciated as I'm a first time poster too.

    Big thanks!

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    I once pruned a vine at the wong time, it ran like a tap for days if not weeks.
    Nothing I tried stopped it, even branding the end with a red-hot piece of steel. However time works wonders.

    It has now outgrown the 8x16 greenhouse it is in.

    Go to the RHS website and look up vine pruning, or search this site, I advised someone about this last week (?).
    Always thank people who have helped you immediately, as they may not be around to thank later.
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    I once did something similar with my Silver Birch & that is now 30'+ tall ! You could try something like Aborex which is used to seal wood after you've pruned it.
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    Default What's that you say Lassie?

    Thanks Peter and Nick. I'll try the RHS website and track down some Aborex. Feel really really guilty though. I like to treat plants like my own non-existant children and to make them blossom, don't like to maim them! Ahem, except mint - see 'What can't you grow?' post on general chitchat.

    Btw, you guys never answered the Lassie question!

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    Sal. I see you are going to fit right in here.
    Tablets on the left, straight jackets on the right. Rubber room straight ahead. Watch out for the other grapes sitting on the floor.
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    Sal, don't bother with Arbrex, it won't work.
    Just let time take its course.

    Lassie can't do anything till Skippy and Flipper get back from their beach holiday in Japan.

    Regards, Peter.
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    Found the other thread "Boskoop Glory".
    Regards, Peter.
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    Jaxom the RUBBER room??? I thought this was a secret!!!
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