Epic Fail!!!

All the grafts failed. I think several factors were involved- rootstocks not established in the ground at time of grafting (they were grafted bare-rooted), scionwood breaking dormancy in some cases, too early removal of graft tape with some, grafts drying out, and water and/or the graft wax getting into the graft and blocking the union. I refuse to give up as I believe my actual grafting cuts etc were excellent, as I had alot of them start to grow but fail later on. I need to take more care with the aftercare. My rootstocks are well established and have come away again wonderfully, and I am planning my next grafting missions for Spring! I welcome advice from anyone with experience! If you don’t wish to comment on hee you can email me on kim@waikaremoana.com