Lilac

Series: Gardening by Osmosis | Story 2

What could have happened to this lovely bee friendly fragrant member of the mint family?

The woody sub-shrub lavender plants in my garden have succumbed. There doesn’t seem to be any life in the rigid stems.

They had always been so happy in they’re sunny open spaced, well drained drought tolerant garden.

I had been a diligent gardener, harvesting the fragrant blossom stems of this woody perennial in July, pruning to just above the new shoots and then tidying it up again in late August. I was careful not to cut into the old wood for fear of killing this dependable plant.

I had chosen ‘Munstead...

 

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