Posted: 19/01/2015 at 14:02
We've just moved and we have no garden, just a smallish terrace at the back of the house. We have some railings along one edge I want to grow an evergreen honeysuckle there for screening, the scented flowers and nectar for pollinators.
I understand that large plants need large pots. I also seem to remember reading somewhere that if one is going to insist on trying to keep honeysuckle in a pot, they like their roots deep. With both these points in mind, I've been shopping around for pots with a diameter of about 50cm. I also found one other option, a very tall (79cm) but narrower (39cm). In the pictures below it's (probably rather obviously!) the middle one, white in colour. Would this shape be suitable, or should I just go for a big tub or egg-shaped pot, like the other pots illustrated? I assume that at first I should keep it in slightly smaller pots, potting up gradually until I reach the full size pot, so to speak. What do you think of this?
Does anybody have any thoughts on this please? I am quite prepared to keep the plant well fed and to have to be quite ruthless when pruning! As far as varieties go, I was thinking of maybe Halliana (I know, I knooooooow, it's huge... ) or Princess Kate.
All feedback welcomed!