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Is this a lilac?

*Astrantia**Astrantia* Posts: 269
  Smells nice ! But very small hedge 


  • YviestevieYviestevie Posts: 7,045
    Not lilac leaves are wrong. 
    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,895
    That looks like Privet to me

    Lingustrum ovalifolium. I love the smell of the flowers ... they remind me of holidays in Brittany where the hedges are full of them ... to the huge benefit of the bees 😊 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • *Astrantia**Astrantia* Posts: 269
    Ohhh I did want to say privet but didn’t want to seem stupid when it wasn’t! I thought privet had smaller round leaves and smaller flowers, only because where I used to live the old boy next door had a privet hedge and a lovely front garden sadly he passed away the house was sold & the young couple who bought the house dig up the garden & gravelled it over for more parking & dig up the hedge & put in a wall , I remember the sparrows always nesting in the hedge.
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