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dan5584

Gardening from as early as I can remember, but still plenty to learn! My garden is absolutely my passion. Obsessed with tall perennials! 🌸

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2019
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dan5584

What a fab morning, sunny and damp, expecting some serious growth today 💜😂 #lilac #purple #syringa #may #midspring #bestofmay

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pelly

Morning Dan, it’s supposed to be raining most of the day here but it’s needed 💜💜

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dan5584

It chucked it down all night here Jane, but it does look like it’s starting brew again, which I’m happy about, can’t believe how dry the ground is already in May! @pelly

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Beautiful lilac Dan ....it’s been a great year for it...

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pelly

I tried to get some plants in one of my beds yesterday and I could barely get the spade in!! 😱😱

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dan5584

Jane I feel your pain! Went to put something in yesterday and accidentally dug up a dahlia 🥺 @pelly

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pelly

Oh no 😱😱

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dan5584

Could do with some advice, my neighbours #lilac is Devine to say the least and I want! Can I take a cutting? And what is the best way to succeed? @tiggrx @justin

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justin

Sorry Dan that's not something I'd be able to advise on! Perhaps James @GREENFINGERSLTD or Robbie @robbiec might be able to help too... 👍

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tiggrx

I've never tried but apparently it is possible to root lilac cuttings. Advise I've seen online usually recommends using rooting poweder/gel and planting into pots of compost mixed with sand. You need to take a softwood cutting, i.e. cut the twig where it is not too old and hard but more bendy but not just very soft new growth.

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dan5584

Awesome thanks @tiggrx I'll give it a go!

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clickchick

Amazing :)

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katgreen

@dan5584 my lilacs usually have extra ones growing round the bottom, if your friendly with your neighbours ask them to dig you one out if theirs does the same. Usually not the best time when things are in flower though, probably better in early spring or autumn 😊

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Hellebore

@dan5584 Irish air layering cutting globe(s) or just air layering 😄

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mikethegardener

Dan, take a 3-4" cutting below a leaf node and place the stem in a glass of water. Take off the leaves from the part of the stem that will be in the water to keep the cutting from rotting. Change the water weekly to keep it fresh. Should start to root after a few weeks. Keep in partial sunlight.

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dan5584

@mikethegardener thanks so much 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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robbiec

Ah my work is done....😂😂😂great advice folks. Wasn't sure myself.

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brightcolours

#propagation-lilac #lilac-propagation #cuttings-lilac

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brightcolours

#collage

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