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Hello everybody, When and how should I trim my honeysuckle Regards Mr A.Titmarsh


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,416

    If it's gotmore than one stem, I'd cut one back to base then new growth will come at the bottom. Resist just trimming it back to create a thick mass. not attractive to look at, thin and remove some whole shoots

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Thanks,

    Job done this weekend!
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190

    Cut now Nut, or in the spring. I have these and they are yards long, very untidy and didnt produce a single flower this year!

    Do you cut different ones at different times?

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,416

    I do all of mine in the winter Lyn. When I get round to it rather than any particular time. Not that I've always followed my own suggestions and have ended up with the tatty bird's nest look. But all is recoverable with honeysuckle, the worst that can happen is a year without flowers

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • I have a space to fill on the end of my hedge (pyracantha)

    Can anyone suggest a quick growing thorny hedge

    If need be I can plant another pyracantha because that seems to do well in this position (heavy clay)

    Just fancied something different that will also flower


    Marker the badger
  • I've replied to this question on your other thread. image

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

  • everoseveros Posts: 55

    Talking of honeysuckle, does it like particular soil & position?  I have one that never does very well.  I've tried it in two positions, giving plenty of time to get going, with not much luck.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,416

    I don't think it likes it too dry everos or it gets mildew 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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