Lilac (which looks weird when you type it) is lovely. This is a double white one which was given to me. They sucker madly all over the show so it is fairly easy to snaffle one from someone else. Last year this one did not have a single solitary flower, this year however it is currently smothered in fluffy scented whiteness. This is in stark contrast to the lilac lilac which is performing much as this one performed last year. Maybe they are taking turns about?
I have strategically placed this one (in other words a happy accident) next to rosa Blackberry Nip which is the most beautiful shade of purpley plummy goodness and smells fab too. Their flowering times are just slightly off but I am hoping that the buds on Blackberry Nip will burst forth while the lilac is still in its full flush of whiteness.