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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:21 am    Post subject: Honeysuckle Reply with quote

Hi All,

I have potted 2 honeysuckles this year one of which is losing its lower leaves which just fall off if touched.
Any advice / assistance would be appreciated.
Pictures 1 and 2 are of the one that seems fine while 3 and 4 are of the one I am concerned about.

Thanks

Hitbit



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Honeysuckles can suffer from a blight, however, this usually occurs on the younger leaves first.
Your pictures look like a plain old Nitrogen deficiency. A plant as vigorous as a honeysuckle grown in a pot will really drain the composts resources. Frequent feeding and infrequent repotting are the most suitable options.
Best option: plant in the ground. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:13 pm    Post subject: Honeysuckle Reply with quote

Hi Gardenman,

Thanks for the info. Could you advise if a general feed like MiracleGrow would do the job or would I need a specific Nitrogen type.

Again my thanks

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MIraclegrow ould help, especially for a flowering plant like honeysuckle, however this is a high K feed , and it needs to be applied regularly. Any general slow release fertilizer such as osmocote would be more suitable. It is slow release and one application will last the year.
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