Grape vine plants
Grape vines make an excellent addition to any garden or allotment. They can be trained up walls, trellis, arches or pergolas and look particularly stunning when laden with fruit. Grapes are surprisingly easy to grow - if you think about the vines with a little trepidation, take comfort from the fact that they're pretty difficult to kill, grow readily in the right conditions and can be kept at a height manageable for you. If cared for properly they make a good long-term investment, especially considering the amazing pleasure of picking a grape fresh off the vine and popping it into your mouth for your own home-made taste of Tuscany. Gardeners in the milder South of England will fare better with most varieties if grown outdoors, but there are hardier varieties such as grape vroege van der Laan and there is always the option of growing vines under glass in a greenhouse or conservatory.