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Best honeysuckle

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 19:10

Thanks Tetley, I'd seen the names.

Best honeysuckle

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 18:40

We've had a honeysuckle (Belgica I think) growing over a shed in a sheltered but shady corner for a few years.  The problem is that it get leggy and untidy at the bottom.  It romps away, and the top is lush, but right now it's on a final warning to get pretty or go.


This year it's just had a major prune because the fence behind it needs fixing.


I've had honeysuckle before and the whole garden was filled with scent in the evenings - so now I'm disappointed.


The question is - which honeysuckle would do best in this site?

gardeners world

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 18:32

I think it would make much more sense to have gardening programmes in the winter when you can't get out into the garden. I always find I miss GQT because it's on a Sunday afternoon.


An observation.....

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 19:12

Beer traps seem best to me - they die happy.  Though when I had a puppy she liked the beer too.

Gardeners' World Zinnia Seeds...

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 19:35

You're lucky though. I grew and planted loads and something ate them all except 2. I'm guessing slugs.  On the plus side they were the right way up.


Planting a greengage now?

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 18:36

Thanks pansyface that's excellent. I think it'll need the stake - strong winds forecast.


Planting a greengage now?

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 10:18

I've been pondering planting a new fruit tree in my front garden for a while. Yesterday at the garden centre, there was one, looking at me, just when it was on my mind. So I pondered, briefly, then bought it. My question, to those of you with more experience (and maybe self control) is, should I dig a hole and plant it now? The garden is cold but not solid, or is it better to leave the tree in its pot in a sheltered area of the garden?


Advice gratefully received. 

Shrub ID

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 20:57

Do other people's cotoneasters have berries one year and fewer the next? Last year mine was laden with berries, hardly any this year despite the good weather. The holly has done much better and the blackbirds have now cleared that of berries.


What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 19:34


I have a pineapple sage that has just got around to gorgeous flowering, which is all very well but some day soon the weather will get cold and I'll have to decide how to deal with it. And it's November in Scotland!


Posted: 06/11/2014 at 19:33

Glad you asked the question. I haven't been sure. However I disagree with Tootles - I've put some manure on the garden and now the neighbour's cat is busy pooping on it.  Too much poop!

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Best honeysuckle

which to choose for a dark corner  
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Planting a greengage now?

Unplanned purchase, now what.... 
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Leaf spots

orange spots on hollyhock leaves 
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Planting a new trough

Which plants will work well in a 1m trough 
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