Storm Katie VS Lilac
Hello, new to this forum, have taken on a lovely new house, and therefore garden a few months ago. Still finding my way with lots of googling, but am now a bit lost. Following a very stormy weekend my lilac, which I want to keep, is now leaning over into the garden, and will now shade a bit of lawn I'm trying to grow and a newly planted border. I knew it needed pruning, as is now about 8 foot tall, with lots of branches crossing over each other but of course hadn't got round to it yet!
Its pretty damn heavy when I had a little test go at pulling it back upright..... should I stake it? Any advice on how to do this appreciated!! Or should I just prune back down? The worst leaning over branch is pretty thick and looks old in comparison to other parts of the bush.
Thanks in anticipation of your advice!!