Posted: 23/08/2015 at 07:07
No one on here minds beginner-type questions, even ones that you think may sound silly - everyone has to start somewhere but people have given you the best answers that they can, with their years of experience, and you don't seem to want to go with them and the question keeps changing ... it's hard to know what you want
... Thanks Fairygirl, I do appreciate your advice and hope I didn't give the impression otherwise
I guess I'm looking at this with the inquisitive eyes of a beginner while you're viewing it with the wiser eyes of experience so it's understandable that you might be puzzled by my seemingly inane questions (viewing from your experienced eyes) but I'd just remind you, if I may, that I am a beginner after all and it's a beginner's prerogative to ask silly questions.. lol.. It might not be the last time, I'm afraid!
But the sensible beginner, having found someone with experience to ask the questions of, usually takes notice of the answer
If fixing a strong and stable trellis isn't possible for you, have you thought about a planter with a trellis attached, like some of these http://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/wooden-planters-with-trellis - not ideal for honeysuckle long term (as Fg said, they need a long cool rootrun), but there are other climbers that would be happy there as long as they gor the right sort of compost and a proper watering regime.
As for an arch, http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/2901224.htm?CMPID=GS001&_$ja=cgid:18091942285|tsid:59156|cid:189934285|lid:101861118565|nw:g|crid:77627769565|rnd:13746053429807181692|dvc:c|adp:1o4|bku:1&gclid=CKG70aDDvscCFcSRGwod4DgMPQ
And please, if you can't plant that honeysuckle into the ground straight away, then put it into a larger pot with some good quality compost (John Innes No 3 loam-based) otherwise the roots are going to dry out, the leaves will get powdery mildew, the whole plant will have been weakened and you'll have wasted your money.