Sunday, July 16, 2006

Autumn comes early

On July 4th we had a massive storm, with water running down the inside walls of the end bedroom. There were also hailstones, which damaged Francis maize field and left our vineyard looking very sad.

The winery said I should spray against infection immediately, but as I was leaving for England that day for my Dads 80th birthday, I had to leave it till I got back. The next week it was even worse, with the mildew having spread through all the leaves and a good 30 percent of the grapes!

I've been spraying with Bouille Bordelaise and Sulphur ever since, but all I can do now is hope. I've taken some close-up pictures of some bunches and will compare with photos I'm taking next week, to see if the disease is still spreading....


At 7:36 AM, Blogger Suzie said...

Hey Dad - sorry to hear about the grapes :( Did you compare them the next week? How are they?

Can't wait to see you both in September :)

SuzieQ xxx


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