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Major Wheeler Honeysuckle


Major Wheeler Honeysuckle

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That's very lively! :)

15 May, 2017

 

Is it getting hot with you now Bathgate?

15 May, 2017

 

Thank you Karen! We had a very chilly weekend. My tomato plants were turning purple and I had to take them in at night. I actually had to fire up the furnace again, lol! Now, it's improving. Today is sunny and more seasonable and will get better as the week progresses. I hope it moves your way.

15 May, 2017

 

Thanks! Tomato plants outdoors so early? Well, thats NY for you. :)

15 May, 2017

 

lol Maybe I'm a little too ambitious. That's possible.

15 May, 2017

 

Aren't we all? :)

15 May, 2017

 

lol

15 May, 2017

 

Never seen this one before its gorgeous.

15 May, 2017

 

That is a stunning Honeysuckle, put it into favs, to research later.

15 May, 2017

 

I tried looking for this last year in the UK coudnt find a supplier , but I could find the seeds , so may be it comes true from seed ?

Gg

16 May, 2017

 

Try looking for it under 'Lonicera Sempervirens' or 'Coral Honeysuckle'

16 May, 2017

 

Here it is Gnarly gnome
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lonicera-sempervirens-Blanche-Sandman-honeysuckle/dp/B00WH0INLE

16 May, 2017

 

perfect! thank you!

16 May, 2017

 

Your very welcome.

16 May, 2017

amy
Amy
 

I love the colour Paul ,its stunning ...

16 May, 2017

 

Ta 3pb

Does it have various names ?

Yes colour is excellent

Gg

16 May, 2017

 

yes, sometimes it's called 'Coral Honeysuckle' or the botanical name 'Lonicera Sempervirens' also 'Major Wheeler' which I like saying.

Thanks Amy!

16 May, 2017

 

And a bit of history for you Bathgate

"Lonicera sempervirens was introduced to England by John Tradescant the Younger (1608-1662), gardener to King Charles I. He visited Virginia to collect plants ‘and listed this plant in the catalogue of his garden at South Lambeth in 1656...."

Gg

16 May, 2017

 

Wow so my honeysuckle comes from royalty? That's wonderful. It belongs in the royal garden. Did John also find the Tradescantia plants?

16 May, 2017

 

Your honeysuckle is native to America and he found it in Virginia, and was brought back to the UK

"Tradescantia plants?" he amassed hundreds of new varieties ... I would have to look into but it just can not be coincidence , would make a good book with his travels around the world

Gg

16 May, 2017

 

Thanks for the background information. I hope you find one for yourself. I think you would be very happy with it. It's well behaved compared to 'Japonica.' and blooms all season long. It won't invade the neighbor's garden.

16 May, 2017

 

It is interesting Bathgate, that you say Major Wheeler is well behaved, as I have just read that it is invasive, as is japonica which I have and was thinking of replacing as japonica has got out of control.

17 May, 2017

 

There's a fine line between 'vigorous' and 'invasive.' Japonica is very invasive here as well. It will quickly take over the garden as well as the neighbor's and choke out everything in sight. This one is a vigorous grower, but nothing like Japonica. It has tons of flowers all summer long and is mildew resistant. I've had mine for 5 years and never had to prune it. Here is a video you will find interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkMth4c7f8Q

17 May, 2017

 

I like vigorous, invasive a nuisance, thanks for that.

17 May, 2017

 

Yes, me too. It needs to be vigorous around here to thrive. It really looks beautiful from far away when it's draped across a garden wall or fence. Thank you!

18 May, 2017



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