This month shows mostly signs of autumn on the lilac. At least, I hope they are, rather than something gradually eating away at the tree. The leaves are browning, but they are also getting eaten.
Not something that happened when it was a tree, but then perhaps the snails that like to call the lilac home didn't climb so willingly. At least they're pretty ones.
I guess it was to be expected that the shoots (can I call them branches now?) would stopped growing. The lilac is no taller than it was last month.
Time to take a closer look at the sawn-off end of the stump.
And here's what it looked like back in May. The markings are darker now but I don't think they've spread.
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