Hi I have looked at other posts on lilac but would welcome advice. When I moved into our old cottage 4 years ago I had the beginnings of a cottage garden and wanted to develop it, I love lilac and the first thing I bought, from a newspaper offer I think, was a lilac tree. It has grown well, 8 foot tall, is in shelter/ sun but has only ever produced 4 flowers that I remove after flowering.
Someone advised me to dig it up as a dud. Should I keep waiting? Should I cut it back in October, if so how? Should I feed it or will that just promote leaf growth? It's a great specimen if only it flowered like all the ones I stop to sniff over other people's fences!