Our progress at Pookchurch moved from preparing the land at the start of the year to planting in April and May. The vines have done well, helped by a wet June and a warm end to the summer. In July we selected the strongest shoots to encourage stronger growth and root development, and reduce crowding in the tubes. Removing 120,000 tubes ( and then replacing them) is a lot of work, but was done in two weeks by the Vine Works’ team.