This is my first post on this forum I've been lurking for a while to try and get a feel for it
I'm a very new gardener - only been doing it for 3 or 4 years. I recently moved and now have a large garden. The previous owners kept it weed free and lawn (which covers most of it) mown but that's it - borders all empty so it's a bit of a blank canvas.
This is my question, if anyone can help I would very much appreciate it:
In my previous garden there was a lovely honeysuckle. I'm a bit of a bug fanatic and I loved it because it attracted moths at night. I decided to take cuttings 2 years ago and one took. It grew well for a while but in the spring most of the leaves all went crinkly and seemed to have caterpillars in them then most of them fell off and I thought it was dead.
However, it held on and lasted through another winter. Ths summer it had really perked up but didn't grow any larger. I repotted it in early August and it has since grown really nicely and quite a few new shoots have emerged. It's about 15cm tall with 5 or 6 shoots all of various heights and all bar one are woody and mature looking.
For both winters I kept it under cover in a plastic mini greenhouse.
What should I do now? Leave it outside over winter? Put in mini greenhouse thingy or in cold frame? Plant it? If I should not plant it now, when should I plant it? Should I be concerned if the leaves all fall off again?
Sorry for rambling! If you can help I will be forever in your debt! Thank you for reading!