Himalayan honeysuckle is one of my favourites in the garden at the moment. It has an oriental look to it with long hollow bamboo stems and clusters of burgundy flowers that hang like bunches of dark red grapes.
Quite invasive, it has claimed my summerhouse but I'm reluctant to cut it back because I like how it hides my little retreat, giving me the feeling that I'm completely hidden away once I step inside.
To be honest I had never seen this plant before, until about five years ago when my neighbour passed me a cutting over the fence. I had no clue what it was but planted it anyway and it has been such a joy to have in the garden. It has even self seeded a couple of times in other parts of the garden. I love it.