I've just recently (within the past year) purchased a house with some
space to grow and a grape arbor. I just now subscribed to this group
as my previous experience living in urbanity has me unprepared to
tackle some of the goals I have for my space. Any help would be
The grape arbor is Concord and very mature. The base is thick, solid
and woody - it grows about 7.5 feet up, at least 20 feet wide, and
about 6 feet deep (as well as meandering along the side fence).
Unfortunately, it's currently been cultured to grow towards my house
over the patio. I'm very interested in trying to get the arbor to grow
the other way (in the depth dimension - not width) - either by forcing
it somehow, or transplanting the base and rotating the plant.
I have two questions:
Is this possible?
And if so, then what is the best way to get the plant to grow in the
---- A further description of the problem; potentially opaque
If this is unclear, consider viewing the plant from the top down - it
would look like a 20'x6' square. If you consider one of the corners to
be the trunk of the arbor, then I want to flip the square along the
adjacent 20' side. Notice, I can accomplish the same task by digging
up the trunk and moving it to the corner opposite along the adjacent
20' side while rotating it 180 degrees.
Thanks for your help - I look forward to being an active member here!
Have a great afternoon.
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