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Climbing Rose & Honeysuckle growing together

Discussion in 'NEW Gardeners !' started by Rayla, Sep 19, 2020.

  1. Rayla

    Rayla Apprentice Gardener

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    I have a climbing rose and I've noticed the honeysuckle is growing wrapped around the main stem of the rose. should I cut back the honeysuckle to the base and re-train it?
     
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    When lonicera or clematis is grown along with roses, in fact with most mixes. It's wise to keep the twinning plants under control.
     
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      Thanks for the info, I'll prune it back.
       
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      ARMANDII Low Flying Administrator Staff Member

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      I would just give it a pruning leaving about two thirds, Rayla. Honeysuckle is a fast grower and will need just pruning annually back to your eye's satisfaction rather than a harsh cut back.
       
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      Thanks, I've got 3 to prune in total so I'll just cut them back in the winter months ready for next year.
       
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