The Honeysuckle wins.
Each year the honeysuckle kept increasing underneath the azaleas. I tried pulling the vines out, but each time it broke, more branches sprang forth. We had talked about pulling all the azaleas up with the tractor and turning that part of the yard back into lawn. I think the riding lawnmower could have handled the vine. My husband got sick before we could get it done. This year the honeysuckle showed us who is winning.
Honeysuckle used to smell so good to me, and I'm sure the perfume is there. (I just can't smell it) Over on Brin's blog she tells us how to make a throat and cough syrup with wild honeysuckle. I wonder if she needs some more?
Maybe the plans that didn't happen last year might be accomplished this year. If not, does anyone have a suggestion for destroying wild honeysuckle?