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valjones-hughes

Time for a update. Been here for 5 years now so the garden is no longer brand new. It’s still windy, it’s still stony and I still have so many plans.

Leycesteria formosa

  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2019
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valjones-hughes

Today I collected this self seeded #himalayanhoneysuckle from my friend’s garden. It’s looking a bit shell shocked at the moment so I’ve put in a pot in a sheltered spot for the time being so that it can recover. I’ve wanted one for ages.

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clipperty

I love them! Always have one (or 2)...don’t plant near a patio though as the seed pots stain the pavers. I am very sure it will bounce back and you can prune it in early spring anyway for lots of fresh growth. X x

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valjones-hughes

Thanks for the tip about staining Claudia. I’ve been looking and hadn’t seen any for sale and then a random conversation with my friend and hey presto!@clipperty

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ublaszko

I think they've got a bit of a reputation that they're hard to get rid off once you plant them so not as popular anymore. ☺ I love the berries/seeds 😍😍

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angiecrazycatlady

The birds and bees love mine, its do pretty fir a long period too, I cut mine right back to the ground in spring and its 6ft again by autumn 😊

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valjones-hughes

Yes Urzula, I understand they are a bit thuggish so I think I’ll be following Annie’s regime. @ublaszko @angiecrazycatlady Thanks both

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