I'm a bit tardy rejoining the Tree Following meme with Lucy at Loose and Leafy but there really wasn't anything to report last month. Suddenly, in the last few weeks the buds have sprung into action and - yes! - we have flowers.
The tallest branch is now above my head, having spent all winter on a par with it. What should I do? Cut it back to one branch to try to create a new tree, or give it its head as a shrub.
If you were following last year, you'll know that I tried to root a cutting. It was looking pretty good, and until recently the tiny leaf buds were green.
But now they're brown. This is not, I fear, a good sign...
(If you're wondering what happened to this lilac last year, here's where it all started.)