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white lilac not flowering

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by lynne, May 13, 2005.

  1. lynne

    lynne Gardener

    May 8, 2005
    hi chaps
    I was given a white lilac shrub complete with 2 or 3 flowers on it, a couple of years ago.
    I planted it and have given it much love and attention yet so far it has stoutly refused to flower!
    It is planted in a south facing border, in a real suntrap. My soil is chalky and everything else in the border is flourishing.
    Any ideas?

  2. Bayleaf

    Bayleaf Gardener

    Mar 22, 2005
    Hi Lynne
    You're probably being too nice to it! Leave it alone, don't feed, water or do anything, give it chance to settle in (it should be fine in your chalky soil in sun as it likes neutral to alkaline conditions) It may take a couple of seasons to get its feet under the table, but its not a fussy guest!!! [​IMG]

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