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Dopey113

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Honeysuckle
« on: April 22, 2015, 12:05 »
Whats the best one with the most sent, and prettiest flowers to get, it will be in full sun most of the day, and climbing up a drain pipe, thanks (looking at the RHS website) and there's too many to chose from
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catllar

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Re: Honeysuckle
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2015, 12:58 »
Don't want to rain on your parade ,but are you sure it'll be happy in full sun - they are naturally a woodland scrambler going through a tree canopy or into shrubs, so would generally like some shade. :unsure:

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Re: Honeysuckle
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2015, 22:51 »
I didn't know that, shade it is then (back of the house, and not the front then lol) thanks

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Re: Honeysuckle
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2015, 00:56 »
I have an unknown variety on my plot which is in full sun. I cut it back to the base each year and it puts out about 15ft in growth each season :ohmy:

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Re: Honeysuckle
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2015, 01:48 »
We have some along our fence line. It gets a decent amount of sun, however, the vine that grows in the park some 15 feet away is in partial shade. They can be invasive, depending on the variety, but the flowers are beautiful, they smell absolutely wonderful and they taste delicious! ☺️
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Re: Honeysuckle
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2015, 08:52 »
Which part do you eat? & is it all varieties? I didn't know you can eat it :wub:
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Re: Honeysuckle
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2015, 13:15 »
We were taught as children that honeysuckle berries are poisonous and fit only for the birds , there is at least one edible variety but generally best left for said birds ! :)


As i have mentioned before plants that climb up a drainpipe will often grow down your drains ! ;)
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Re: Honeysuckle
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2015, 13:24 »
Which part do you eat? & is it all varieties? I didn't know you can eat it :wub:

The nectar from the inside. Take off a flower, gently pull on the green "plug" at the base, pulling with it the long stamen. The nectar will come out as the tip of the stamen is pulled through. It's the nectar that I eat, not the flowers themselves. It has a very sweet, lightly flowery taste to it. I like it better than honey actually :)
It's likely that the variety that I have is lonicera japonica. Here's a link for more info on the different varieties.

http://www.eattheweeds.com/honeysuckle-heaven-2/

And here's a link to a video that shows how to get the nectar out...
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« Last Edit: April 25, 2015, 21:04 by LotuSeed »

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Re: Honeysuckle
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2015, 20:52 »
I have an unknown variety on my plot which is in full sun. I cut it back to the base each year and it puts out about 15ft in growth each season :ohmy:

That's really interesting - you learn something new on here every day! You have deep soil I wonder?



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