I have a honeysuckly planted against a fence which faces south East so it gets the sun until late morning. Not sure which variety it is as I lost the label. It is in quite a narrow bed at the edge of the patio. It's underplanted with ladies mantle and mulched with bark. Every spring it grows lush and green with lots of flowering shoots, then in early June most of the leaves drop off, leaving me with a very tatty plant. This year I fed it when this happened with an organic liquid flower food and it is now beginning to recover and flower.
does anyone have any idea why this should happen? Is it drying out at a critical point?