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Nettie DNettie D Posts: 61
My lovely Common lilac has flowered better than the last couple of yrs (3 yes old) but the lovely white flowers are turning brown on top now and I wonder if I should leave them to totally die off or cut them off?? Advice please 


  • Butterfly66Butterfly66 Posts: 933
    Entirely up to you, you don’t need to deadhead lilac but if you don’t like the look of the fading flowers then trim them off. I think you have to be careful not to cut too far back as next years flower-forming buds are nearby - I can’t reach most of the flowers on our old lilacs so have forgotten 🤔
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  • Nettie DNettie D Posts: 61
    Thank you - I'll leave it alone 👍😀
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