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Honeysuckle Lonicera Halliana dying!


 
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 9:47 pm    Post subject: Honeysuckle Lonicera Halliana dying! Reply with quote

Hi

My honeysuckle plant seems to be dying from the bottom up! It has dropped its lower leaves and is now looking unhealthy.

What can I do to save it? It has only been planted for about a year and it grew well in the beginning-no flowers yet though

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:39 pm    Post subject: Water & Nutrients Reply with quote

Hi Flintey,

WARNING, I have only just started gardening!

I have 3 of these in pots in a back hall window. I had them outside but I had a similar problem to you. I picked them up in Aldi or Lidl earlier in the year and had left them in their pots. When I went to check them they had yellowed a lot. Since I've brought them in and given them a few shots of Baby Bio they've started to rocket. But last week I neglected them again for over a week and they dried out. After watering they sprung back but this week the bottom 20 or so leaves are yellow and crispy.

I think your problem may be under watering, but due to my lack of experience I wouldn't rule out OVER watering. You'll probably be able to determine this yourself better. I have 2 other lonicera henrii which are surviving my neglect and this fine summer weather on an east facing fence. They haven't yellowed at all. What does this tell me? I'm not sure, but since the other two are getting plenty of drizzle I'd say lack of water is the problem with the Hallianna. Try baby bio once a week and maybe consider watering twice a week. Even though there's constant drizzle, the ground below the surface is very dry this year.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know much! BUT I think honey suckle go woody if you don't prune them. Not a big deal but if you want flowers and leaves all the way down, I THINK you are supposed to prune.

I'm sure there are others who could elaborate better than me, that's just what my mother told me!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mammy is never wrong.
Honeysuckle are more scrambling than climbing and usually are bare at the bottom they become top heavy if not pruned.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:08 am    Post subject: Old news now... Reply with quote

...but I planted them in quite an exposed raised bank to climb up a fence (see my post above). They did ok. This year I put a flower bed in front of them which requires a sprinkler in dryer spells. Since then they are flying. They obviously like a good watering.
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