Hi, I need some help with my honeysuckle. I am new to gardening. My honeysuckle has holes in the leaves. It looks like they are being bitten, and also the leaves are turning yellow and dropping off. Please help and give some advice.
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This does appear to be insect damage, and possibly a pH imbalance as well. I have a remedy that I use, and best of all is that it can be applied any time, and as often as necessary. It is safe, and will not hurt plants, or humans. The Soil priming part will help you to re-gain control of your pH, while giving you extra calcium, and magnesium. You may skip the wettable sulfur, since I normally use this more for fungal infections, but it is still good for the plants anyways, you it would benefit from its use. The recipe is as follows:
First, you will want to prime the soil with dolomitic lime, then spread wettable sulfur to Kill off any infection in the soil. I Also like to spray the plant itself. Mix a few drops of one or more of these ingredients into warm water with a spoonful of coconut oil: Rosemary oil, lavender oil, neem oil, garlic oil, cinnamon extract/oil and for really bad cases, also add clove oil.
Here is a link for more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/honeysuckle/honeysuckle-vine-care.htm