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nats



Joined: 12 Jun 2007
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Location: Swindon but not a Swindonian
PostPosted: Sat May 17, 14 11:14 pm    Post subject: Lilac appears dead  Reply with quote    

I am no gardener. But my Lilac appears to have died over the winter. Not that bothered over the looks, but it came as a spur from a tree in the garden of a now dead friend after she died before the land was sold. So I'm rather upset. But no growth, nothing. Worth cutting back? To ground level? First branch level? If I can't save it I can't but I'd like to try.

Hairyloon



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
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Location: Today I are mostly being in Yorkshire.
PostPosted: Sat May 17, 14 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If it is dead, then you can't make it worse.
Else you'll notice it isn't dead when you cut into healthy cambium under the bark...

gythagirl



Joined: 18 Feb 2010
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Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Sun May 18, 14 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wow. A dead lilac? I thought it was indestructible! My Mum's been trying to get rid of hers for 30 years - it keeps sending bits up under her lawn! I'd cut off the really ugly bits & then ignore it for a year! Fingers crossed

nats



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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 14 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

OK will do thanks!

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