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By Kate123

Lilac (Syringa josee)

Planted my first lilac yesterday, taken advice, it's in full sun until around 2pm or thereafter.
It's a syringa josee, dwarf variety.
Pretty mauve pink flowers.
Planted in a small bed in my postage stamp back garden.

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That's very pretty your garden looks lovely hope it grows well for you.

7 May, 2019


The dwarf Lilacs are really useful for a smaller area....mine was planted a few years ago, but never seems to outgrow its place.Lovely tree fern in the background.

7 May, 2019


Very eye catching. Will look better every year.

7 May, 2019


I do love a lilac. I’ve had them in all three of my gardens. They can be a bit unreliable, but as long as you resist pruning them ( they tend to make lots of new non-flowering shoots if you do) they seem to do well. The dwarf ones are very useful.

7 May, 2019


Thank you Thrup, Meadowland, Bathgate and Karen.
Appreciate all your feedback, advice taken on board too :)

7 May, 2019

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