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Please help me choose a container for honeysuckle

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 16:00

P.S.  The variety I really wanted was periclymenum 'Scentsation', but I've found such varying accounts of its eventual spread that I was left in some doubt.  Different sources gave me details ranging from a 1.5m x 2.5m spread all the way up to 3m x 8m!!!  Anyone here know more about this variety?

Please help me choose a container for honeysuckle

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 15:57

Thank you all for your input.  I think I've finally settled on a pot.  I did find ones up to 70cm wide but that would just take up too much room on the terrace I'm afraid.  This one is more realistic for us.  What do you think?  A VERY rough (because of the awkward shape and allowing for thickness of the shell etc.) calculation of the volume suggests I should have at least 60 litres to play with, which actually puts it on a par with the big black tub (the fourth one down in the picture in my original post).  The roots of the plant will be sheltered by the low wall on which the railings were built, so no problems there, they'll stay nice and cool!

 

Please help me choose a container for honeysuckle

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 14:02

Hello all

 

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!

 

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Platn ID - mysterious climber, springing up all over the garden (photos)

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 18:20

  I meant that I was worried and had my worries confirmed. 

 

So after I spray the plant and the leaves die back, I still have to dig out all of the roots?  I can't even begin to imagine how I'm going to do that.  We've just had a truck load of new plants planted (brand new garden) and I'm so worried about disturbing the roots again so soon, digging around our plants to get to the bindweed roots.

 

Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

It is something problematic!

Platn ID - mysterious climber, springing up all over the garden (photos)

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 15:40

Great, will do.  I was a little worried it would turn out to be something problematic.  Glad I checked in here before trying to dig it up!  Thanks again, much appreciated.

Platn ID - mysterious climber, springing up all over the garden (photos)

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 15:34

Thank you!  Will the glyphosate damage any other plants growing nearby?  The bindweed is twining itself around other plants.

Platn ID - mysterious climber, springing up all over the garden (photos)

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 15:23

Hello all

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http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/46942.jpg?width=350

 

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 This is springing up at various points along our fences.  The neighbours on one side have completely paved their garden, and I can see no sign of the plant growing on their side of our shared fence.  I don't know the neighbours on the other side very well, and don't feel comfortable asking if I can examine their garden!  So I don't know if it's growing there, but certainly can't see any sign of it growing along the top of the fence.

Does anyone recognise it please? 

EDIT:  Sorry about the typo in the thread title! 

Watering can that won't drown seedlings and plants

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 15:39

My Haws extra fine Fine as Rain rose arrived today.  It's perfect!  It's such a contrast to the rose I used before.  Thank you so much for telling me that replacement roses were available!  So far there's been no dripping, so fingers crossed.

Watering can that won't drown seedlings and plants

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 10:39

Okay, I found a replacement rose (extra fine) but have read reviews on Amazon which say that the plate isn't sealed so the water drips from around the edge of the plate which results in flooding seedlings.  The rose is by Haws, the Amazon reviews are here:

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Haws-Extra-Fine-Spray-Watering/product-reviews/B004R4STUI/ref=sr_1_1_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

What now?!  Is this a common problem with roses?

 

Watering can that won't drown seedlings and plants

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 22:10

If you mean the bulb-type attachment (standard fitting on most cans) there's a rose on there already.  I'll see if I can find a replacement that looks finer. 

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