Spring in evidence

May 11th, 2010

We promised you an update on Budburst. Well spring is definitely in full swing in the vineyard with strong growth everywhere. We continue to watch the weather forecasts wearily for any possible late frost – some forecast this week in the south east with numerous worried email calls for advice in this mornings traffic! – but touch wood the night time temperature remains fairly mild here in Dorset – ooops that’s done it! Vineyard activity currently involves rubbing off any small buds that have grown at the base of the vine along with the removal of any weak rabbit guards which become brittle with age and shatter easily.

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