Dovefromabove


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Honeysuckle not flowering

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 17:56
Dave Morgan wrote (see)

Leave it till spring Bille-jean, it flowers on new growth so leave till then.

Lonicera periclymenum varieties flower on wood produced in the previous year so should be pruned immediately after flowering

https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/93077/Late-Dutch-honeysuckle/Details 

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 17:31

I think that's sensible/practical 

Honeysuckle not flowering

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 17:25

Hurrah!  So glad your honeysuckle is happy now 

Some info on pruning here http://www.gardenseeker.com/pruning/pruning_honeysuckle-lonicera.htm 

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 17:13

I've texted Snoodle to say "we're discussing this - what does she think?"

A 'Plant ID' forum topic

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 16:58

I understand that there are changes and improvements planned for the website including the forum,  before too long. 

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 16:53

That's got thunder & lightening on it for tomorrow ....

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 16:45

My sensible gene is agreeing with yours Topbird 

pests

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 16:41

Take the caterpillars off and feed them to the birds.  Give the sprout plants a bit of tlc and inspect the underside of their leaves every day for butterfly eggs (tiny yellowish dots) and remove them, or net them against butterflies. 

If the growing point of the plant hasn't been eaten it  will recover with some tlc. 

KILLING IVY

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 16:21

I would cut it down and then use one of the specialist Stump Killers

 http://www.bayergarden.co.uk/en/data/Products/t/Tree-Stump-Killer.aspx 

 

Good luck 

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 16:17

Hmm yes, I was looking at that one Topbird   and the BBC one doesn't look much better .

I don't mind tramping around in the rain, but it does seem a bit silly to visit a garden designed to cope in drought conditions, in the pouring rain - and then travelling home with damp legs etc  when the longer term forecast is much better  http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/u10xhr69n#?tab=regionalForecast 

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