Honeysuckle

Sheila 5Sheila 5 Posts: 38

I have just cut down an old honeysuckle which I inherited when I moved to the house 5 years ago. It never had more than a few small flowers. I want to replace it with one or two more. I shall not plant in in exactly the same spot but perhaps 2 or 3 feet away. I will be north west facing. Any suggestions on a heavy flowering scented variety and how should I prepare the soil?

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,641

    The most beautiful honeysuckle is, in my opinion, Graham Thomas - and it has a glorious scent - amazing on a still summer evening.  It will be perfect in the spot you describe.  http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=1191

    Dig in some leafmould or equivalent and it will romp away.  Don't let the roots get too dry in hot spells. 

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Sheila 5Sheila 5 Posts: 38

    Thanks very much, the link was really helpful, sounds just right.  Thanks too for planting advice.

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