My poor lilac vs my boggy soil
Hi everyone. I love lilac and have been trying to grow it since I took over this garden two years ago. However, the garden is damp and soggy. Some plants are doing ok but my poor lilacs are really in trouble. Do I need to listen to nature and take them out? From what I can see they aren't doing well. The one on the left was planted early last year and actually flowered well this year, but leaves started to get brown decay and started to curl. But it is still making some progress and has grown since I planted it. The deep green colour is a good sign. However, I planted one beside it this spring and it's in terrible trouble. It looked ok for a few months but in the last month it has gone yellow and is shrivelling away. Do I take it up now and put it in a large pot to leave to grow on the patio? I doubt it will survive the summer at this rate. Can I dig up the yellow lilac this time of year? Will lilac grow in a large pot on a patio? What type of shrub could I replace it with? Many thanks for looking.