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Hi,
 could you tell me when would be the best time to a cutting from a honeysuckle.
  My dad me a small plant, he grew from a cutting he took, from one that was growing on the house,
  I can not ask him as he passed away,
I want to be able to keep the plant going,
many thanks

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  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,872
    Hi @Serenbach68 - it's nice to have these plants when it's for sentimental reasons  :)
    Is it the small plant you mention that you want to take a cutting from?
    It may depend how mature that plant is as to how viable it would be. Do you have a photo or any other info? 
    It's usually later in the year [late summer] for taking semi ripe cuttings - ie, wood which is firming up a little, rather than the soft growth of earlier in the summer.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • BijdezeeBijdezee Posts: 1,484
    I pinned down a piece of mine, a piece near a joint into the soil nearby and it rooted by autumn. 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,920
    Bijdezee said:
    I pinned down a piece of mine, a piece near a joint into the soil nearby and it rooted by autumn. 
    That’s how I do it. In fact I often find that some of the honeysuckle shoots near the ground have done it by themselves. 


    😊 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,872
    Yeh - that's often the easiest way [pegging down] - likewise with clematis.

    If you've ever grown strawberries @Serenbach68 - it's the same principle as pinning down their runners  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Thank you everyone that has given me their advice,
    My dad started his off from a cutting he had from my Nain his mum, that would of been well over 30 years ago.
     he gave me mine when i got married 1992.
     I don"t know what kind it is I love it because My Dad gave it to me.
      many many thanks to all of you
    Take care
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