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02/06/2013 at 10:56

Hi Gardners.

I bpoght a climbing honeysuckle from a gardening centre around 5 years ago hoping for scented flowers around the garden bench. Although it grows quite well i have never had any flowers on it. i suspect it is a soil or feeding problem any advive please.

02/06/2013 at 11:06

After 5 years I'd give it up as a bad job.  Morrisons have a range of climbing plants at £2 each. I've just bought three new clematis. About a foot high in a 3inch pot.

Better value than 3 plugs for £5.95 p&P.

02/06/2013 at 11:11

Tried Clematis years ago and had same problem as honeysuckle at back of house, but grew well at the front.

02/06/2013 at 11:20

Morrisons  supermarket have named honeysuckles as well. I didn't  buy honeysuckle because I have   a lovely all yellow one called Graham Thomas that I layer and spread around the garden. It flowers from June and perfumes a wide area. Is your honeysuckle in deep shade?

02/06/2013 at 12:01

Steve, try feeding with suphate of potash.  Lack of Potassium (the K in NPK fertilisers) is vital for plants to develop flowers and fruit and may help if your soil is short on this nutrient.

02/06/2013 at 14:25

Thanks Bob i will try that.

02/06/2013 at 14:29

Thanks Fidgetbones,

It's in partial shade but i have got some in a pot which i put in full sun but there is no sighn of flowers on that one yet either.

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