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What sort of position should I plant my Syringa (Lilac) it doesn't like where it is at the moment. Under a neighbours Leylandii.

It has grown very very slowly over the past four to five years and only a very few flower bunches in the past.

I have a very sunny border in the front of my house. It gets very dry though. Would that be better?

Thank you.



Sunny is good, but it would need serious watering in and some fish blood and bone meal fertiliser into the hole to establish it in the new position and a regular heavy watering thereafter. I would give it a try.

2 Jul, 2011


2-3 inches of coarse compost on top of the soil would be good, too. That will help to keep the soil cool and moist, and gradually improve it, to boot.

2 Jul, 2011

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