Posted: 20/05/2016 at 18:35
honeysuckles do sulk a little after flowering...in my experience anyway.
Why do you think it was "diseased"?
I have a pair of different honeysuckles over an arch and earlier this year pruned both very hard. Had little time over last 2 years to prune them. They were slow but now growth is good.
do the remaining branches look dead, twiggy, brittle?
Give it a couple of weeks ...the recent rain will help as will the increased recent warmth.