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Pauline W

Lilac

We have had a Lilac bush in the back garden since we moved in-1972-which although not prolific did flower every year. For reasons unknown to us it suddenly stopped flowering a few years back and has not produced so much as a bud since. It is not dead, the leaves are fairly dense, and there is new growth. We have "ignored" it, pruned it right back etc but no luck. Any Lilac experts out there with any solutions or is the best thing removal? Is planting a new bush in the same place a good idea. I have heard you shouldn't replace like with like, or maybe that's only if there is obvious disease
Neighbour's Lilac appears to be OK.
Thanks
Pauline.

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Gerry

No liilac or plant expert

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Gerry

No plant expert

But if ours it cut back it loses flowers for ?some years. Our must be different as it's a nuisance and runs and runs everywhere. Looks nice circling the garden for 1 month a year.

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Dottie May

Lilac

I'm no expert but we used to have a White Lilac - always bloomed every year and had a lovely scent. It became quite large so it was given a very heavy prune a couple of years ago and, like yours, it has never bloomed again. Believe this may be the reason yours doesn't bloom?

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Pauline W

Lilac

Thanks both of you. I think it's probably a temperamental bush. Sorry to say that it's had it's chance and H has cut it right down and will dig it out. It takes up a larger patch than we thought so will have a fair gap to fill. I think the flowering currant looks a bit poorly too!
Thanks again.
Pauline. x

 
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