Disaster or Opportunity?
My lilac tree is more than twenty years old and twelve feet tall. It has flowered well every year, and gave no signs of having any problems.
But this morning when I went into the garden, it had acquired a desperate list to port.
With less than two weeks until the garden is open to visitors, I had a major problem. Do I attempt to prop it back up and hope it recovers? Or do I cut it back and see how it reacts? And how far?
Well I went for the drastic option!
As it was growing in front of a west facing fence, I may have a new planting opportunity if it fails to recover. The iris below is a shade lover, so that would have to come out as well. Then I have a sheltered spot for something else.
Unless the lilac recovers of course.
- 25 May, 2014
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