i have this lovely old lilac in our new garden, was a big unkempt bush but I've recently given it a considerable prune as it is right on top of our back window and was blocking the light.
I had planned to dig it out and move it to allow a patio to be built behind the house but with our clay soil this is proving quite a task!
I noticed today that two of the main trunks are loose where they meet at the ground and appear to have a frizz of small roots under them - is it possible that I could separate these stems and replant them successfully or is that wishful thinking?
If they will is there anything I can do to help them establish in the new position?
If not should I just keep digging?