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Honeysuckle help needed!

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 20:58

Thank you for the encouraging words gardening granny & dovefromabove...........every little bit helps! I have a feeling that gardening is a lttle like pregnancy ..........you forget the pain and do it again!!!!

Honeysuckle help needed!

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 21:49

My veg enthusiasm is waning a little, gardening granny, after so many unproductive years tending soooooo many plants, sooooooo lovingly......and getting sod all! I do, however,have many new green tomato recipes!

cheers busy-Lizzie...........do I need to prune to a bud though? Cos they're all up top!

thanks again verdun (apologies for not noticing the damned iPad had changed your name to verdin in my last post!). I shall try all methods in the hope that one works! I'd have given up forever if I'd cut the fruit ,accidentally, off any of my plants, so rare a thing it is!

Honeysuckle help needed!

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 18:06

Hmmmm! That's an idea, verdin, thanks! Tho' I'd need 4 rods cos it arches over an entrance to another part of the garden.........suppose I could find a new entry?! How would I take cuttings! I have tried before but with no success. I'm a pretty rubbish gardener........I'm the only human who got 3 courgettes from 7 plants........oh, and whose Jerusalem artichokes 'disappeared' after getting to 2' high (I've been told that once you have them  they're there for life!)

Honeysuckle help needed!

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 17:51

Thank you all! Very prompt replies!! I'm so scared of cutting them back hard.......I have a weird thing where stuff grows amazingly for me.........or just gives up. I know it's what I have to do though.......I shall hold my breath and just do it. Altho', all the buds seem to be at the top.......what if there are no buds lower down?

i did leave the berries on, gardening granny........there were loads last year! Hope the birds enjoyed them.

yes, dovefromabove, I was going to get another arch but I'm unsure if I can find one I can afford. Also, I put the arch in the wrong place really........it shades my 'floor' hammock in the afternoon. Anyone got any ideas for what I can do? 

Honeysuckle help needed!

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 17:16

sorry.....suddenly stopped letting me write anything.......as I was about to say ........they are lying flat on the ground at the moment, thit had v little growth lower down, it's all up top. Also, it's started budding already. Sadly the label seems to have rotted so I have no idea whthe they are.

Honeysuckle help needed!

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 17:11

Can anyone give me some advice, please? I had a metal archway in my garden that has 2 honeysuckle growing up it .......I say 'had' & 'has' cos the arch was rusting away and finally died in the high winds but the plants are still attached to it. They were quite top heavy plants

Raspberries

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 22:41

Oddly, I can't grow wild flowers either! Lovely creeping buttercups ........and after years of trying, an over-abundance of forget-me-nots.......are all I managed to grow. You say lazy.......I say lovely, insect-friendly.......and low maintenance! 

Raspberries

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 16:09

Lol! I've lost a 20' path somewhere in the midst of my horsetails! Carpeted part of the garden about 20yrs ago......and they're coming through that now!! That's why they're pretty much unchanged since prehistoric times!

Raspberries

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 16:50

Cheers farmergeddun! V comprehensive reply........which I will take good note of it! Always use the washing up liquid method for aphids......my Nan's top tip!

i don't have any brambley areas........horsetails grow with the same abandon as the kale tho'.

shall bear the loganberries in mind...it might be a good compromise....do they taste raspberriyish tho?

Raspberries

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 20:26

Can't remember , I afraid........what would you advise? & do you think they'll work in pots? Might try 1 in pot & 1 in ground.

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Honeysuckle help needed!

Arch collapse! 
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Raspberries

Help, please! I kill them every time! 
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