Posted: 28/05/2014 at 07:59
I'm afraid that pot really isn't large enough for a honeysuckle - as I've said I really don't think it's possible for honeysuckles to be happy in a pot, but if I had to try, I'd use a pot at least twice that size if not more.
It will not be possible to keep the roots cool and damp in that pot.- it will have lost its leaves due to stress. I suspect that if you take it out of that pot you will find that it is totally crammed with roots desperate for space.
I would cut the honeysuckle right down to just above ground level, take it out of the pot, tease out the roots and plant it in the garden where it's roots will be in the shade. Failing that I'd use a much much bigger pot.
I hope that's helpful