Devon, United Kingdom
Honeysuckle and mildew is a problem every year. it's a late flowering one, about ten years old and succumbs to mildew every year. This year has been particularly bad and hasn't flowered well either. i intend to cut it hard back but is there something I can do as a preventative measure for next year?
There are some plants that I give up on - if I find that it's prone to mildew, it will have to go because I know it will continue to suffer in my garden! Phlox, red campion, monarda, even a hardy geranium, scabious - I've failed with them all. Tried garlic spray even chilli spray! I'd love to keep this honeysuckle (I've dug up two others) 'cos it was a gift.
- 27 Aug, 2011