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08/05/2013 at 15:56

Steve my local B&Q is full of Black Elder so perhaps worth taking a look there (if you have one) if your GC doesn't have it.

08/05/2013 at 16:21

You can cut elders as hard as you problem at all.

I wouldn't move your elder.  However, cuttings are so easy, so quick and can be taken now.  You will have a new plant next year

08/05/2013 at 20:55

Can someone tell me please- Is this a sambucas?


08/05/2013 at 21:06

Looks like it Bev, may even be Black Lace

08/05/2013 at 21:09

I've got one and I cut it back hard at the end of March and NOW starting to show blossom heads. I've chopped loads off it in the 3 years and yes it's like a Buddleigh, doubt I could hurt it if I tried. Love the flowers. Seems to self set easy. Already passed 2 on. 

08/05/2013 at 21:18

Thank you Nut

16/06/2013 at 20:37

I would like to take cuttings from mine........what is the best way to do this? Any advice appreciated

26/06/2014 at 16:28

Mine is 6ft tall but no flowers. It's about 3 years old but this is the first year it has grown so much. Is it too late for flowers now? And as shazbod asks, how do you take cuttings?


26/06/2014 at 16:48

I was told when I bought mine to cut it down to about a foot or eighteen inches each spring.  Had it a couple of years and it is flowering well this year.  I'll have to move other plants out of the way  I would also like to know about cuttings

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