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Hi Gardners.

I bpoght a climbing honeysuckle from a gardening centre around 5 years ago hoping for scented flowers around the garden bench. Although it grows quite well i have never had any flowers on it. i suspect it is a soil or feeding problem any advive please.


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,591

    After 5 years I'd give it up as a bad job.  Morrisons have a range of climbing plants at £2 each. I've just bought three new clematis. About a foot high in a 3inch pot.

    Better value than 3 plugs for £5.95 p&P.

  • Tried Clematis years ago and had same problem as honeysuckle at back of house, but grew well at the front.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,591

    Morrisons  supermarket have named honeysuckles as well. I didn't  buy honeysuckle because I have   a lovely all yellow one called Graham Thomas that I layer and spread around the garden. It flowers from June and perfumes a wide area. Is your honeysuckle in deep shade?

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,384

    Steve, try feeding with suphate of potash.  Lack of Potassium (the K in NPK fertilisers) is vital for plants to develop flowers and fruit and may help if your soil is short on this nutrient.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Thanks Bob i will try that.

  • Thanks Fidgetbones,

    It's in partial shade but i have got some in a pot which i put in full sun but there is no sighn of flowers on that one yet either.

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