Training/Pruning this honeysuckle?
Apologies if this is going over old ground, but my problem doesn't seem to be covered in any pruning advice I have read.
I am currently tackling the rather overgrown garden of a property I moved into last year. The previous owner had grown a honeysuckle up a clothes-line pole, which now had woody stems and fronds waving about all over the place. I hard pruned the whole thing back and it has rejuvenated amazingly. I've been winding the stems around the pole as it grows and it seems happy.
My problem now is how to keep it from shooting off into the sky again. I really want to keep it contained to the pole (about 2 metres tall).
Should I keep pruning it off once it reaches the top of the pole? Which would probably need doing about every week at the rate it is currently growing.
Or should I continue with my current method of winding the stems back down again once they reach the top?
There is nothing else nearby to train it onto, so that is not an option.
Any advice appreciated!