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Between now and February is the best time to prune your grape vine. By this time the wood has ripened and the sap will not start to flow until the weather warms up in the spring. If it is pruned when the sap is rising in the spring it may bleed for a long time and weaken the vine. Pruning to any size will work and the vine will recover. This vine has been moved three times in its thirty years life. Every time it was moved in the winter. It has now been in its present position for at least 17 years. It is now quite large and I can never get around to pruning it all in one go, but over the next couple of weeks I will get around to those parts which were intertwined with other climbers.

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