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Not wrong. It will take a very long time for it to thicken up, but it the good part there is that the bark matures very quickly, so even a thin vine can look rather old.I'm guessing that you would get more enjoyment with one that has recently retired from a vineyard.
I think it should. Don't want it blending into the background to much.You should...
Rough up or "dirty" that basket a touch.. I like it.. but it heavily, negatively contrasts with the fence-wood, in my opinion.
Spain has, in my opinion, been pushing the bonsai envelope for quite some time, according to my research. I enjoy remotely viewing the Spanish Tiny Tree exhibitions.Yes, the old grapes "Cepas" in spanish can be very cool with deadwood and live lines similar to junipers. Fun fact the Canary islands are free of phyloxera, the insect that obliterated the european vineyards, so we havent losed the very old cultivars and dont have to graft the Grapevines. Look at this cool grape cepa styled by Carthago
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With all this pruning, though, come FAST trunk development. Give it a bit of space, and you'll be surprised.I had some grape stumps that we would cut all the way down every year. In spring/summer, the vines would grow 10-15 feet with many shoots. We would train them over an arched trellis. I think the biggest problem you might have is the vines growing and growing and growing every year. I think you'll need to do LOTS of pruning!