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Honeysuckle

Discussion in 'Other Plants' started by Sally Parker, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. Sally Parker

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    I just bought a small Honeysuckle shrub for under £2 in a local supermarket, thinking how lovely it would be to have some Honeysuckle in the garden. But, when I got it home and read up about it, I found out it can grow up to 10ft tall!!! :hate-shocked: Now I don't know what to do, because although our garden isn't tiny, that is a bit too tall for the space we have.
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    Does anyone have one and prune it to keep it a decent size??
     
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    • Verdun

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      Sally, honeysuckles are not all the same. Some are scented some are not; some flower on current season's wood others flower on last year's wood; some are evergreen some are not. Some are "tidy" some are almost invasive. :noidea:
      So Sally....what variety is it?:)
       
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        Is the sky not the limit? I grow mine on a 7 foot frame. It has 4 sides and I let it scramble. But you can cut back if needed, after flowering. Which type do you have?
         
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        • Sally Parker

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          The really funny thing is, we are in a housing association property and we have already planted (This is just the larger growing shrubs and trees) a Forsythia, a Yew (This is only a few inches tall at the moment), a Snowball Verburnam, a Birch, a Pyracanthea, a Berberis and a Verburnam Bodnamtense too! This is our first ever garden and we went a bit mad because it was so bare and open and we just wanted some lovely trees and shrubs around us! :redface:

          Don't know what it's going to be like when they're all grown up, if we're still alive!!!! Just hope they don't ever sell the property!! :frown:
           
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          • Sally Parker

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            Just looked at the packaging and it says 'Repens' and that it grows to 6m! Wish I had noticed that before we bought it!
             
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              Ok Sally, you can prune it after flowering to keep it in check. Tie down lower stems too to encourage density from ground level :)
               
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              • Sally Parker

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                Thanks Verdun! That's reassuring to know!! :snorky::blue thumb:
                 
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