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Honeysuckle issuestttt and it certainly does

Tizzie44Tizzie44 Posts: 22

i planted a serotina honeysuckle some time back,  is its 3rd summer now. Grows well, looks healthy but not a single flower. I cut it down last October, and it has been fed this spring. Had really high hopes with this plant and it certainly does a good job covering 1 'leg' of the pergola, but I really want some flowers! Any ideas anyone of what I am doing wrong?

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,374

    I think honeysuckles flower on the wood made the previous year, you cut that off.

  • Tizzie44Tizzie44 Posts: 22

    So you think I should just tidy it up a bit and leave the bulk of the plant in situ over the winter? Think I will give that a try. Thanks nutcutlet.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,374

    If you think it needs tidying up you could tie in those new stems instead of cutting them off. 

  • Tizzie44Tizzie44 Posts: 22

    Might do bit and bit...see where that gets me. Beginning to think this gardening lark has a fair bit of hit and miss about it.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,374
    Tizzie44 says:

    Might do bit and bit...see where that gets me. Beginning to think this gardening lark has a fair bit of hit and miss about it.

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    Yes, you're right Tizzie. image

     

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