I have a lilac that has been struggling this year. One half healthy, the other half we had to cut down as it was dying back. There are new branches which are 8ft high, but are just bending over, as they don't seem strong enough to hold up the ends with leaves on.
Should I be pruning it back to make a stronger stem or what should I do ?
Also this year I only had about 3 flowers on there ? Would that be because I pruned it back too late last year, ie prob august time ?
I have also noticed lots of suckers coming up from the base, should I be getting rid of those.
Thank you again for any help.