Honeysuckle Plants
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Honeysuckle moving and pruning

Zone Tr3 6tu | Anonymous added on July 10, 2019 | Answered

I've had a new fence fitted and the honeysuckle was laid on the ground while it was fitted. What should I do with it now, I am tempted to prune it right down or should I try to train it up over the new fence?

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    Downtoearthdigs
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    Answered on July 11, 2019

    The least work would be to cut it back and let it re-grow. The work would be in the clean up. Be sure to water adequately and fertilize moderately to enhance new growth.

    If the foliar mass of vines is in relatively good shape, intact and flexible and workable, if it were mine I would be inclined to tie it back up on the new fence and not have to wait for re-growth. If it's a heavy twisted, intertwined mass with a lot of dead material, you may find that a formidable job.

    You have to decide what condition it's in and what works for you, what help you have to lift and tie, and what method of attachment you would use.

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