Honeysuckle - Not sure what to do with it!

Hi all
We have a lovely honeysuckle plant that was planted a couple of years ago. It was planted with a metal teepee to allow it to climb. The only problem is now it has outgrown the teepee.
Do these plants react well of they are moved.
Any other ideas of how to get the best out of the plant, i was thinking about possibly leaving it where it is and contructing some sort or arch to train it over.
Any advice welcome.
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Duncan Munday


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lannerman;925453 Wrote: > Hi Duncan, like most people you probably have not pruned it ?? so that > now, all the growth is at the top, obliterating the metal teepee ?
Me again (clicked send by accident ) Ok, firstly, yes, it can be moved but not at the moment, you will need to wait until end of Oct.
Its quite possible to keep it within the 'teepee' proportions by cutting it right back every March, cut it hard back to the shape of the teepee and that will ensure that new growth comes from lower down as well, also as the new shoots grow, wind them around the teepee and then after the first flush of flowers, you can cut it back a bit more, which might encourage a second flower flush (depending on the variety)
Lannerman.
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lannerman;925454 Wrote: > Me again (clicked send by accident ) Ok, firstly, yes, it can be moved > but not at the moment, you will need to wait until end of Oct.

> cutting it right back every March, cut it hard back to the shape of the > teepee and that will ensure that new growth comes from lower down as > well, also as the new shoots grow, wind them around the teepee and then > after the first flush of flowers, you can cut it back a bit more, which > might encourage a second flower flush (depending on the variety)

Hi
Thanks for the response.
No have not pruned it. I will take your advice and leave it until March then cut back to the teepee shape.
Thank you for the advice
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