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Whats wrong with my Lilac, it was beautiful last year. The leaves are there at the top to come out but only the bottom ones are out in full and I have 3 blooms at the bottom. Its against a west facing wall

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  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 5,557

    There have a been a few threads on here this spring reporting poor flowering or odd growth on lilacs - for example here: http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/problem-solving/lilac/996378.html

    Maybe the weather pattern this year has just not suited them. 

    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,378

    It would be worth checking to see if  it's grafted. See if the strong leafy growth is from below the graft and the poor bits are above the graft.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,441

    It's against a west facing wall, but the  part that looks poorly is taller than the wall and therefore exposed to the freezing north-easterly winds we in the East of England have endured recently ... maybe that's what's done the damage? image  Whereabouts are you, geographically speaking? 

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