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  • 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!
    You can take the girl out of East Anglia but you can't take the East Anglian out of the girl. I can't afford the operation so my feet will always be webbed!

  • #2
    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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    • #3
      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.
      ntg
      Never be afraid to try something new.
      Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark.
      A large group of professionals built the Titanic


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      • #4
        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!

        Last edited by Sal; 17-04-2006, 11:07 PM.
        You can take the girl out of East Anglia but you can't take the East Anglian out of the girl. I can't afford the operation so my feet will always be webbed!

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        • #5
          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.
          Jax

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          • #6
            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.
            Always thank people who have helped you immediately, as they may not be around to thank later.
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            • #7
              Found the other thread "Boskoop Glory".
              Regards, Peter.
              Always thank people who have helped you immediately, as they may not be around to thank later.
              Visit my blog at http://podsplot.blogspot.com/ - Updated 18th October 2009
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              • #8
                Jaxom the RUBBER room??? I thought this was a secret!!!
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                • #9
                  Leave the vine alone at this time of year but it happens. The vine will repair itself, so don't try and paint anything on it as it will take it in and could cause more damage. The sap will soon harden.
                  Best wishes
                  Andrewo
                  Harbinger of Rhubarb tales

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                  • #10
                    Rubber Room

                    LJ, he has a web site selling quality video streams of you in there!
                    Always thank people who have helped you immediately, as they may not be around to thank later.
                    Visit my blog at http://podsplot.blogspot.com/ - Updated 18th October 2009
                    I support http://www.hearingdogs.org.uk/

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                    • #11
                      according to my 9yo, Lassie DIES!! I said this was wrong, but she's insistent...

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for all the advise guys, went on the RHS site and they said in bellowing-immortal-words-of-doom that 'THERE IS NO KNOWN CURE FOR A BLEEDING VINE' I think there was even a dun dun daaaaaaahhhh in there too

                        Ignoring their advice we tried vaseline and gaffer tape - oooh la la - but alas it's still dripping like a tap. I find it drips more when its warmer but as soon as the sun dies down and it getts cooler the dripping slows. Out there somewhere there is probably a little 96 year old Frenchman that knows a type of lichin or crushed beetle that you can rub on the damaged part to stop it bleeding but hey ho. Sans little Frenchman I'll just have to wait.

                        Cheers again guys
                        You can take the girl out of East Anglia but you can't take the East Anglian out of the girl. I can't afford the operation so my feet will always be webbed!

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                        • #13
                          Sal, I'm going out on a limb here as I know nothing about vines but what would happen if you paced a plastic bag round the cuts and stuck gaffer tape round the bottom to make a pot like container and then filled the pot with ice. This would cool the vine down and hopefully stop the flow of sap moving upwards. This might give the vine an opportunity to stop bleeding and start healing. I think what I am trying to say in fool it into thinking it's winter again.
                          Jax

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                          • #14
                            Aha, I like your thinking Jax - extremely cunning. Almost as cunning as a fox!!! I'm going to try your ice technique and report back!!!
                            You can take the girl out of East Anglia but you can't take the East Anglian out of the girl. I can't afford the operation so my feet will always be webbed!

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                            • #15
                              Leave well alone, - infection!

                              As I said earlier in this thread, just leave it, it will eventually stop.

                              Also I really would NOT try baggin it etc, all you will end up with is some sort of fungal infection taking hold in the bag and then spreading to your vine.
                              Always thank people who have helped you immediately, as they may not be around to thank later.
                              Visit my blog at http://podsplot.blogspot.com/ - Updated 18th October 2009
                              I support http://www.hearingdogs.org.uk/

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