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HONEYSUCKLE won't flower :-(

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 22:24

no I don't tend to mulch as there are too many plants to get around!

joslow - glad I'm not the only one are you giving up or trying a differnet tac?

thanks for the advice c2 - shall check dryness and maybe feed more...

HONEYSUCKLE won't flower :-(

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 17:07

Thanks for the advice - mine is in a bed that is well drained, but because the base of the plant is in the shade, it is seldom ever dry there. How many years did yours take to flower, if you don't mind my asking?

Is it Ok to keep picking rhubarb

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 14:32

Your home is my kind of home then

 

Is it Ok to keep picking rhubarb

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 14:26

Blimey Maud I would have thought it was a gunnera too!

Your rhubarb crumbles must be gigantic

HONEYSUCKLE won't flower :-(

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 14:23

Hello All,

My honeysuckle is entering its 3rd year. It flowered a tiny bit when in a pot, then was planted out May 2011 and this year has established itself well.

It's a healthy plant, by all accounts - but has never reflowered.

It's westfacing and gets plewnty of sun, but the base of the plant is shaded by other plants in a raised bed, with good drainage, as apparently honeysuckles like.

I didn't cut it back last year - ought I to this year? Will it increase the chance of flowering in 2013 or is it just that the plant needs more time to settle?

 

*thanks*

Windy garden

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 13:45

I use lengths of rolled willow trellis on posts - lets light through but acts as an effective windbreak.

Box is also very tough and can cope with most soils, if it's something living you're after.

Good luck!

VINE WEEVIL NEMATODES

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 13:39

I was wondering if anyone knew whether there is any point in using nematodes now, if I am not sure whether vine weevil is present or not?

We had an infestation last Spring and the nematodes wiped out the weevil.

If there are no larvae in ths soil, do the nematodes just die off, because they have nothing to eat, or do they stick around for a while?

Thank you!

Mexican Orange Blossom

Posted: 11/09/2012 at 16:32

Thanks Dove - shall do!

Mexican Orange Blossom

Posted: 10/09/2012 at 22:51

thanks Christopher - great advice

Orange flowers

Posted: 10/09/2012 at 22:45

another vote for orange French marigolds and geums here

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