I’m a gardening pro – the cheap plant which will give you privacy, is drought-proof and is even edible | The Sun

DO you want your garden to be more private and also prettier?

A gardening whizz has revealed the cheap plant you should buy which has seven great selling points.

Green-fingered Ashley uploaded a video singing the praises of lilacs.

On her @athomewithashley account, she wrote: “Seven reasons why you should plant lilacs.

“1. They give great privacy.

“2. They’re drought tolerant.

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“3. They give off shoots you can propagate.

“4. Lilacs are fast growing.

“5. They live a long time, more than 100 years.

“6. They’re nostalgic.

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“7. The flowers are beautiful and smell so good.”

She added in her caption: “Oh, and theyre edible too!”

In her clip, which has racked up over 30,000 likes, she showed off her beautiful purple display which had sprung up after being planted in 2020.

Many people seemed won over in the comments, with one saying: “they're my favourite flower.”

Another added: “they also attract butterflies like crazy! 

“My parents had one in their garden and we use to call it the ‘butterfly tree’.”

And a third commented: “The best smelling flowers.”

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