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08/07/2013 at 14:41

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?

08/07/2013 at 15:13

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.

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

08/07/2013 at 16:40

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

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