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CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,457

image I took this picture last year because I was amazed that the lilac in the front garden was showing two types of flowers, lilac and white (I was on my way to the pub hence the darkness!).

I suspected that the root stock was sending up a sucker and I wasn't very happy with the health of the plant.  

Then it got a bracket fungus which the RHS confirmed was a destructive type based on the photo I sent them.

Following my instincts, I cut out the branches that had lilac flowers (common lilac is lilac duh! but the white blousier stock is like the one I had in my last garden, a french sounding name.

As I weeded around it, I found suckers coming up and snapped them off at source.  I built up the soil a bit thinking that I might need to darken out the root stock.


  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,457

    image Hello baby!  A year on and I can see lots of improvement.  I wasn't on my way to the pub again but as an IT person felt I had to recreate the original conditions.

    I am chuffed to bits with progress and wanted to share in case it is helpful to others.

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,274

    Yay Cloggie! Brilliant. Its a beauty.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • sanjy67sanjy67 Posts: 1,007

    that looks a lot better, i like the white ones the best image

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