Honeysuckle

Lonicera_etrusca 

 

Honeysuckle; Lonicera:

 

These have fragrant flowers granted, but what you get with them is a very tangly untidy woody climber, it is also a favourite aphid food! 

 

You need to prune and cut back this plant after it’s flowered to keep it looking nice, but it grows pretty quickly so you need to keep cutting and tidying up. They will also quickly smother a small trellis or pergola, so if you must have one, my advice would be to plant it in a less cultivated area of your garden and let it grow through and into some trees, that way you get the scent, but won’t notice it’s untidiness so much.

 

We haven’t used Lonicera in any of our small garden designs – but we do use lots of other plants that are much better (we think).

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