I've got a honeysuckle plant that for the past two years has started dropping it's leaves very early - like over a month ago? It has only had two white flowers this year and I wondered if it was either a very sick plant or one that was supposed to drop it's leaves?
Should I chop it back brutally - it's wound tightly round a trellis on the top of a wall so I'd have to leave the wound round bits after chopping the bottom stems?
Or do I just give up on it and plant something else where it was so that it can climb up the dead branches?
What could I plant that isn't a clematis and has flowers (abundant) all through the summer/autumn?
The honeysuckle next to it has yellow and red flowers and does very well.
Any advice gratefully received! Thanks.