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this honeysuckle is vigorous. growing on clay. self layering. however it does not flower. about 5 years old. soil is clay not so well drained.

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  • Posted: Sun. 27th February 2011 02:21

Re: honeysuckle will not flower

Reply from Kathy C

Hi, Valerie,
Does it get full sun? It needs lots of sun to flower well. Has it been fed over the past 5 years? You might want to give it a feed high in phosphorus - the nutrient responsible for healthy flower production - you can find these at any garden centre. Finally, it is not unheard of for honeysuckles to hold off on blooming until 2-4 years after planting (they are using their energy to establish a good root system).
Kathy C

  • Posted: Mon. 28th February 2011 18:53

Re: Re: honeysuckle will not flower

Reply from mother nature

hi kathy thanks fo replying so quick. i have just given it a good pruning as it was getting out of hand. i was reluctant to feed it as i was worried it was already too vigorous. i have it in 4 different parts of the garden, none of the sites from north facing to south facing and no shade seem to flower. i will try the high phosphorus feed and see what happens. bfn val

  • Posted: Tue. 1st March 2011 01:21