Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh..I was thinking about shrubs that are almost never planted anymore..there are so many wonderful Lilacs and some great other species...the beautiful Persian http://www.whitehousenursery.com.au/syringa/item/599-syringa-persica-persian-lilac etc.. Many Shrubs that we historically grew in our gardens are almost just a memory..all out with the bathwater of Nationalistic 'Native' Bah Humbug!!
Ohhhhhh I love these delicate but tough immigrants. We have three lilacs: two purples and a mauve. All of them have weathered drought. One of them hangs on by the skin of its teeth. So sweet.
Visiting you is like (re)visiting summer Faisal.I hope it'll be a good one for you hug
Thank you Demi! We've had a very mild winter and lots of good rain, so maybe summer will be gentle too, though here you never really know...it can get scorchingly hot! X.
I agree with WM - shame they are simply not fashionable any more! I can almost smell them. Are they helping your rehab, dear Faisal?
Every now and then Sue you see an old-fashioned plant tucked away on its own somewhere and it brings back memories. It's happened before, yes, gardening always tends to make me feel better, I think because you forget yourself...
I'm very envious of your gorgeous lilacs, Faisal. I have one, struggling along, though it has put on a bit of height and leaf this year but still no flowers. I really love them and have my fingers crossed that maybe next year it will come into bloom.