A favourite, in our garden, is the Lilac. It was already established when we moved here and now, 14 years later, it is probably four or five times larger than it was. It is a joy to watch it come to life, I just wish the beautiful flowers lasted longer. Sometimes when I step into the garden the scent hits me and, just for a moment, it distracts me from any thoughts that are in my head. Every year I feel compelled to capture it’s, all too brief, beauty.
I’m no gardener, though I’m working to change that, and this is the first year I have taken cuttings from our Lilac. Rather than using rooting hormone powder, I have used runny honey instead. I found this method, while researching how to take cuttings. The results, using honey, seem to be very good, so I’m giving it a go. I potted these yesterday and, initially, they went rather limp, but have since perked up a bit. Only time will tell if I’ve got it right.