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Is it time to say goodbye to my honeysuckle? It's been in the garden  for over 10years. It no longer gives off any fragrance and every year it comes up diseased. I tried cutting it right down with the hope of renewed vigour and changed the support but it came back the same regardless of being fed. This year it's covered in bugs. Any advice? 


  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,630
    If you no longer get any pleasure from it, dig it up and bin it. Then plant something else that's really lovely.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    Your honeysuckle is probably getting too much sun and the soil too dry. They usually do better in rich damp soils with some shade. 
  • Thanks for the advice. The problem with my garden is that in about a couple of months that side will be in complete shade for six months. Looks like it's time for it to go. 
  • soulboysoulboy Posts: 429
    I had to get rid of a lovely honeysuckle after a few years, not because it was unhealthy, but every year it was full of honeysuckle aphids. Apparently there are many honeysuckles that are prone to having these aphids though I did find a list of plants that were resistant to them by searching the internet.
  • My honeysuckle wasn’t always prone to it, soulboy but over the years it has got worse. This year is the worst I’ve seen it.
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