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Re: lonicera

Message from Angie Robertson

In forum: Lonicera periclymenum 'Scentsation'

Honeysuckle will flower on new growth. You will need to prune to keep tidy and remember this plant will need to be tied onto it's support.
It is the wrong time of year to prune - wait until the spring and signs of new growth appear.
Hope this helps

  • Posted: Sun. 4th December 2011 17:14


Question from neeta

In forum: Lonicera periclymenum 'Scentsation'

Dear Members- can anyone tell me if you need to prune honeysuckles to keep them tidy. Will I lose flowers if I prune after flowering. Thanks for your attention. Neeta

  • Posted: Sun. 4th December 2011 15:36

Re: can anyone tell me what my hedge is?

Message from Patricia Jones

In forum: Identify a plant

It looks like a Honey suckle, possibly,
Lonicera nitida Maygreen (MaigrĂ¼n)
I think the birds would like to eat the berries.

  • Posted: Fri. 2nd December 2011 16:56

Re: Re: Pruning

Message from Nicola

In forum: Lonicera japonica 'Mint Crisp'

Hi Elaine, it might not be too clear but if you look at the plant forum this topic is in the plant is Lonicera japonica 'Mint Crisp'

You can easily find this forum in the plant page itself too by clicking the plant name above. All questions relating to the plant are found there in the ASK US tab.

  • Posted: Sun. 27th November 2011 08:03

Re: Pruning

Message from Nicola

In forum: Lonicera japonica 'Mint Crisp'

Hi there - if you add this plant Lonicera japonica 'Mint Crisp' to your 'plants I have' list in Shoot you will get all the care advice you need. Thanks Nicola

  • Posted: Sun. 27th November 2011 07:59

Re: Ground cover

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Garden design

How about Cotoneaster dammerii, or if you don't mind something deciduous Ceratostigma plumbaginoides, has blue flowers in Sept. and will hold the bank, another one but a little taller is Lonicera pileata, all these don't require too much care, the ceratostigma is slower than the other two.

  • Posted: Wed. 16th November 2011 00:14


Message from Kathy C

In forum: Lonicera henryi

HI, Judith,
It looks like caterpillar damage to me. Somewhat surprising in Nov, but some caterpillars lay a second generation on eggs now. Other than continuing to inspect for any pests, you could try spraying with an organic insecticidal soap, or make your own spray with washing up liquid in water (adding some crushed garlic will further repel the pests).
Kathy C

  • Posted: Wed. 2nd November 2011 18:48


Comment from Judith Barnes

In forum: Lonicera henryi

In July I planted 2 healthy specimens. Both have grown well
but leaves are being eaten away. I cannot find trace of anything on leaves. Please see attached 2 pictures. Any suggestions
of cause and remedy would be greatly appreciated.

  • Posted: Wed. 2nd November 2011 14:44

Lonicera purpusii

Question from Susannah Sclater

In forum: Lonicera x purpusii 'Winter Beauty'

What is a good plant companion for this?

  • Posted: Fri. 7th October 2011 10:03

Re: pruning

Message from Nicola

In forum: Lonicera x tellmanniana

Rachel, the way this website works is that you register and add any plants in your garden to your 'Plants I have' list. Once you do that all the care including how and when to prune become available to you. The instructions appear in the HOW TO CARE tab and also your My Care Calendar which gives you a to do list each month for all your plants.

Please write back once you've added your honeysuckle to your lists and if you still have more questions.

  • Posted: Sun. 2nd October 2011 07:45

When should I move my Honeysuckle?

Question from Jan Clifford

In forum: Lonicera japonica var. repens

I have a Lonicera japonica var. repens and need to move it - can you tell me if its better to do it now or in the spring and how far back should I prune it?
many thanks, Jan

  • Posted: Tue. 27th September 2011 16:04


Question from shirley Pearce

In forum: Powdery mildew

We have just moved to a newly built house, have put a border to grow flowers. We planted Lonicera Halls Prolific which started off very well. Then we noticed bits of whit on the leafs and leafs falling off. Is it wise to cut it back and start again.

  • Posted: Sat. 10th September 2011 11:48


Question from Catherine Tanser

In forum: General

We have this last weekend had a serious blocked drain. When it was being cleared with rods, roots were dislodged. Close to this drain is a vigorous Romneya Poppy and a three or four year old Lonicera Fragrantissima. Could the roots of either of these shrubs have got into the drain? Some roots were very slender and long, another one was quite woody and strong looking. I didn't take photos but you wouldn't want to see them anyway!

  • Posted: Tue. 30th August 2011 16:34

Re: Lonicera dropmore sc arlet

Message from Nicola

In forum: Lonicera x brownii 'Dropmore Scarlet'

Hi brownbetty, if you look on the 'WHERE TO GROW' tab on the Lonicera dropmore scarlet page we give hardiness information. If you add all the details of your own garden we'll also give you visual check on how well this plant will suit your garden:) Hope that helps.

  • Posted: Mon. 8th August 2011 09:34

Lonicera dropmore sc arlet

Comment from brownbetty

In forum: Lonicera x brownii 'Dropmore Scarlet'

how hardy?

  • Posted: Mon. 8th August 2011 09:30

Re: Honeysuckle

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Lonicera 'Fire Cracker'

Hi, Gaby,
Do you have this in your 'Plants I Have' list? If so, you can check to make sure it is planted in the right spot and getting the correct care. I'm just wondering if it is in full sun - they flower best and prefer full sun. Second, stop feeding it so much. Feed it with a high potash (high in phosphorus) ferilizer which will encourage healthy flower production. Do not overfeed. Lonicera really only needs to be fertilised once in spring and that's it. If still no flowers, and you are sure it is planted in the correct spot, give it a good prune in late winter/early spring to encourage new growth/flower buds.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Mon. 25th July 2011 20:17

Re: Berry identification?

Message from Angie Robertson

In forum: Identify a plant

My Lonicera (honeysuckle) berries are beginning to form and are as uniform as this. Due to my laptop being broken I am unable to upload a picture for you to compare. Try a google image search and compare. Angie

  • Posted: Wed. 6th July 2011 17:35

Re: Berry identification?

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi, Joanne
Tricky! I'm inclined to think now on the Lonicera - the cluster looks too compact and the berries too uniform for that. Beyond that, I am stumped right now!
Kathy C

  • Posted: Tue. 5th July 2011 22:13

Re: cutting back

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Lonicera henryi

HI, John,
Best time to prune Lonicera henryi is late winter/early spring. If you haven't done so yet, perhaps add this plant to your 'Plants I Have' list? By doing so, you will get detailed care instructions on what to do and when.
All the best,
Kathy C

  • Posted: Wed. 25th May 2011 18:32

Non-flowering honeysuckle

Question from Simon Lapthorne

In forum: General

I have a lonicera pericymenum Belgica and a lonicera japonica var. repens - both are two years old. Neither of them flowered last year and neither show any sign of doing so this year (I know it may be a bit early for japonica but Belgica is in flower in everyone else's gardens!). I'm wondering if shade or nutritinal starvation are the problem. Both are in rather shady spots and close to the base of trees. They've both demonstrated good growth and the foliage looks healthy. Any ideas?

  • Posted: Fri. 13th May 2011 16:34