There is nothing quite like the sweet scent of honeysuckle when it’s in full bloom. Especially when it hangs in the air on a still, warm, summer’s evening. You want to make the most out of this wonderful plant, and if that means moving it, here are my tips on how to transplant honeysuckle.
Climbing honeysuckle is the perfect choice for a cottage garden, or indeed any informal, relaxed garden style with the open, loose habit of their long twining stems. However, it’s those long stems that can ramble great distances and entwine unsuspecting trees and shrubs growing nearby.
So, here’s the solution if you find yourself in the position where you’re constantly cutting back long stems. It’s much better to move it to a position where it can freely express itself without overrunning other plants.
For deciduous varieties, it’s good time of the year to move it – just after the leaves have fallen and before they regrow in early spring.
With evergreen varieties, the windows of opportunity are this month when the soil is still warm, or March when the soil starts to warm up again.