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Honeysuckle Flowering

Hi all

This spring I planted some early and late Dutch honeysuckle either side of my front door.  They were both about a foot high when planted and were bought from the garden centre.  I always assumed that the pruning for these particular varieties is based on them flowering on the previous year’s growth.  However, on the early Dutch honeysuckle I noticed some flower buds appearing over the last few days, and this is all on current seasons growth.  Has anyone come across this before?

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,981
    It's not unusual for climbers to have some flowers outwith their normal flowering period, so nothing to worry about. The fact that they were around a foot high when you bought them suggests they'd simply been cut back, which is also perfectly normal. Otherwise, they'd be impossible to contain and display  :)

    I'm not sure that's the best site for those though. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Ok that’s great thanks. Regarding the site, they are on a north-east facing wall, is this not ideal?
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,981
    It's more that they're rather vigorous, untidy plants, so they can be a bit wayward and messy next to a doorway  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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