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Honeysuckle advice please ...

Tiny01Tiny01 Posts: 72

Hi all .. 

my honeysuckle that I planted last year is really doing well and the scent is delicious.

how do I care for it , do I need to dead head the flowering parts once past there best like a hanging basket type plant ? 

It’s just rambling free at the moment I’ve done nothing to it apart from water really pleased with it 


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,942
    You’ve done the one thing that honeysuckle really needs and that so many folk neglect to do ... you’ve given it plenty of water ... well done you 👍 

    Don’t deadhead ... soon the flowers will be followed by the berries containing seeds. Inedible to us but fantastic food for the birds. 

    If it puts on lots of long growth I would shorten it by a third and make sure it weaves through the trellis, tieing it in if needed. That’s all you need to do. ... Oh, and enjoy! 😃 

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

  • Tiny01Tiny01 Posts: 72

    I’ll do just that , thanks for taking the time to reply to me it’s appreciated 
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