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DumptylinDumptylin Posts: 1
I have a Honeysuckle that it growing well up a 5ft obelisk. It has reached the top and has nowhere to go now. Can I train it back down the other side? 


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,102
    Hi @Dumptylin and welcome to the forum 😊 

    It won’t grow downwards ... I would nip out the growing tip to encourage th weed development of lots of sideshoots you’ll be able to train around the obelisk. 

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

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,645
    Honeysuckles grow in metres, not feet so I would advise you to try and give it somewhere else to spread its shoots - pergola, trellis panels, tensioned wires between posts........
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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