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Lilacs!

May 7, 2019

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Woo, hoo! I bloody love lilacs. I love the colour and I love, love, love the scent.

Okay, okay, this vaseful of lilacs is not from my 20-year-old tree.

They’re from my neighbour Pat’s very prolific tree.

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Who knows? I may still get a vaseful of lilacs from my 20-year-old tree, which has more flowers on it than ever before. Apparently Rhodo Dave was right when he suggested lilacs might like food, too.

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Unfortunately, feeding has so far failed to produce a flower on the lilac I planted in the big hole I dug five years ago.

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Nor has feeding produced any flowers on the lilac tree I planted last year to replace the diseased pear tree.

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Oh, but what’s this? More lilac flowers on my property?

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Yes! Dark lilacs will soon be open on the tree I bought yesterday. The plan was to plant it in the area I cleared of stones last September. A day later I realise that this spot simply does not get enough sun.

It seems I need to devote days to digging another hole in a sunnier spot. Sigh.

Still… Lilacs!

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