Posted: 25/04/2015 at 02:13
I put large pieces of crocs around the base, they cover up to about 6 inches up the main stem. At the height of summer (if its a hot one!) I water well but try not to get the leaves wet. Feeding it at this time of the year is a great idea, I also use nettle water twice in the season. At the end of the flowering season they do seem to droop a bit and need a bit of a feed to keep leaves strong. My honeysuckle is facing south east so does not boil but still needs checking as heat and rain seems to have a bad effect on the leaves. They can be cut well back if there is a problem and they still fight to live another year.