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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

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

Re: Best evergreens for fence above the pond

Message from Katy Elton

In forum: New to gardening

Hi Joanne,

Carpenteria californica, or the tree anemone is very fragrant when in bloom, and is a good choice for training up a fence. It will require that you put up support wires and tie the plant to these, but this is fairly straightforward and can result in a lovely plant. The upright then spreading habit of this plant makes it ideal for training into a fan shape. It’s not the hardiest of plants though, so consider your location and conditions before investing in this.

More hardy is the Ceanothus. A few known for being suitable for training are:

Ceanothus arboreus 'Trewithin Blue' http://www.shootgardening.co.uk/plant/ceanothus-arboreus-trewithen-blue?referrer=%2Fplant%2Fsearch%3Fq%3DCeanothus+arboreus+%27Trewithin+Blue%27
Ceanothus impressus http://www.shootgardening.co.uk/plant/ceanothus-impressus-puget-blue?referrer=%2Fplant%2Fsearch%3Fq%3DCeanothus+impressus
Varieties of Ceanothus thyrsiflorus http://www.shootgardening.co.uk/plant/search?q=Ceanothus+thyrsiflorus++
Ceanothus 'Italian Skies' http://www.shootgardening.co.uk/plant/ceanothus-italian-skies?referrer=%2Fplant%2Fsearch%3Fq%3DCeanothus++%27Italian+Skies%27
Ceanothus 'Pershore Zanzibar' http://www.shootgardening.co.uk/plant/ceanothus-zanzibar?referrer=%2Fplant%2Fsearch%3Fq%3DCeanothus++%27Pershore+Zanzibar%27 This is a bit different as it has much yellower leaves than other Ceanothus.
Ceanothus ‘Concha’ http://www.shootgardening.co.uk/plant/ceanothus-concha?referrer=%2Fplant%2Fsearch%3Fp_q%3DCeanothus+%E2%80%98Concha%E2%80%99

In terms of alternatives, how about something like a honeysuckle, such as this Lonicera Japonica var. Repens http:// http://www.shootgardening.co.uk/plant/lonicera-japonica-var-repens?referrer=%2Fplant%2Fsearch%3Fq%3DLonicera+japonica. You get the lovely fragrant flowers in summer, and black berries in autumn.


  • Posted: Fri. 9th July 2010 14:32