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Honeysuckle leaves turning black

I have a honeysuckle I planted last year. Last year the leaves turned black and a lot dropped off. This year the new leaves started of lovely but now turning again.  

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  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,831
    Possibly mildew.  They need cool, damp roots and heads in the sun, plus some feed.  Both of ours are the same, they are not really in a happy spot.  I was going to give up on them, but we have pruned them back hard, and there is lots of new growth.  
  • I’m very new to gardening I’m training it over an arch which is in a sunny spot. The roots are in a shaded area. Thanks for your help. 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,852
    Give it a bucket full of water three times a week from now until mid September, even if it rains. More often if we have a hot dry spell. It’ll be much happier and more able to resist the powdery mildew which attacks when is stressed by being too dry at the roots. 
    😊 

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





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