Honeysuckle from Morissons

I've seen some climbing honeysuckle in morissons and while it looks healthy enough i am wondering whether it would be ok to plant out now or whether its too cold? The plants look pretty young. I am in the north west if that makes a difference

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  • cotty1000cotty1000 Posts: 266

    I have bought two honeysuckles and about 5 clematis from Morrison's. I imagine that they will be ok outside. Mine have been in for weeks but if you are worried pot it into a larger pot then plant out in late May. But for two quid I suppose you could risk it.

  • cotty1000cotty1000 Posts: 266

    I forgot to say keep it sheltered at night in the big pot whilst it grows.

  • Great thanks for the replies!
  • Bob BobBob Bob Posts: 61

    I'm in the NW and mine's fine. The upper reaches of it are exposed to wind and all but it flowers reliably and grows very well.

    I bought it from a supermarket (either Tesco or Morrisons) a few years back in the hope it would cover up an unsightly washing line pole. Put some mesh round the bottom 2 feet of the pole to give it a leg up and left it to it. First 2 years it didn't really do much but then WHOOSH!

    What works for me is shade and shelter at the bottom of the plant - I've got 3 planters in front of the base of the pole which I usually fill with lobelia - and a healthy mulch of homemade leaf mould in the autumn.

    The only problem I've had is it snapped in strong wind last year. My fault for not tying it in properly. I pruned it a few buds down from the break and was rewarded with more bushy growth.

     

     

     

  • Thanks Bob, I'll use the planter tip for the bottom
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