I took those two unruly shrubs down to nothing. Barely more than the roots were left with a few stray stems.
Don't suppose you want to see them as they are now. You do? Well, then...
|One of my Honeysuckle shrubs|
Looks rather nice, doesn't it? Small, full, round and mostly contained, it is at this stage.
|Two Honeysuckle shrubs, one in front of the other|
If they get much bigger, though--which it will. It's a rather fast grower-- I'll have to chop them back down before I remove them. I still haven't heard from Sandy to know if she'd like them in her garden.
If she doesn't and depending on how difficult I find it to remove--I won't be able to use Tom's big green toy since this is a fenced area and I intend to keep it that way-- I may just have to leave them here and continually chop it back. Not my first choice. I do so want them out to make room for other very cramped shrubs.
Ah, well, we shall see how much time I have come autumn for all this work. Honeysuckle shrubs should not be so difficult to maintain.