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titchyfra

Got the bug! slowly working round changing all thegarden after builders. Grow plants, some fruits and veg -like learning as I go but so much to learn!

Lonicera periclymenum 'Graham Thomas'

  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2017
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titchyfra

#berries #honeysuckle

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2016
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titchyfra

2nd year in and seems to be settling in 👏

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londongardener

Lovely! Do you prune yours @titchyfra ?

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titchyfra

Hi @londongardener I haven't needed to at the moment as its so young and I'm wanting it to cover an area to the right of the picture (you can't see) but if you look closely there are some long shoots to the left reaching the top of the wall and so I'll need to keep an eye on these lol. Do you? Any advice??

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londongardener

Hi @titchyfra I was told to prune hard in autumn, now mine is about half the size of yours, it's also 2 years old 🤔

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igrowhort

Honeysuckle does not respond well to hard pruning. Once it covers the allotted space you can prune the long non flowering tendrils but you wouldn't normally prune hard wood unless it was overgrown and needed rejuvenating 👍 hope this helps? A great variety btw

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titchyfra

Thanks @igrowhort @londongardener please see above re pruning honeysuckle, sure yours will catch up so its just pruning to maintain in its space but otherwise leave it to do its thing!

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londongardener

Thank you both @titchyfra @igrowhort , will leave it to do its thing from now on. Mine is a Goldflame

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