Posted: 14/03/2015 at 20:12
no, with the berberis I would cut it back by half.......forget any flowers for this year. It will quickly bush up. Just cut it to shape you want as well...compact and tight.
the lonicera. Do same thing. Hard pruning will produce lots of growth. you will be surprised at how much growth it will make. No, not just the sides. Don't be afraid to cut top back hard.
no, both bushes are reasonably fast growing.
Help things along.......after pruning feed and mulch.