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By Jp1

County Durham, United Kingdom Gb

I planted some Lonicera Nitida Baggassens Gold (apologies for spelling - not sure) early last year, just little plug plants about 4 inches high but I made sure it was good soil with fertiliser etc... however they just seem to be dying off - I have some others that have been in about two years which are doing ok but still only about one foot high and are a bit sparse, can anyone offer any advice on why they may not be growing too well. They get plenty of sun in the spring/summer facing south east.



I think maybe it would have been better to grow your little plants on in pots for a bit longer. It may well have been that they just couldn't cope with the severe weather conditions we had.

I don't really have an answer as to why the older ones aren't doing too well. Try mulching round their root areas and giving them a balanced food in the spring as a boost.

Oh, and by the way - you were really close with your spelling! They're Lonicera nitida 'Baggesen's Gold'. :-))

10 Feb, 2011


Thanks Spritzhenry I'll give that a go when it warms up a little, I'm new to this gardening thing - going to try and grow some plants from seed soon so you may well hear from me again......

11 Feb, 2011


Oh please hang on in there with us - we don't bite! lol.

12 Feb, 2011

How do I say thanks?

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