Posted: 03/06/2012 at 18:20
I too am a slave to my pots but would probally have to employ another slave to help with the watering if I had as many as Bookertoo !!
I 've got a love affair going on with Sambucus at the moment - one's a nigra black lace ( which looks a bit like a black acer ) and the other is a Black Beauty. Just a little bit different . They are both growing well in large pots and you can restrict the size of them. They both don't mind a good haircut and the only problem I've had with them is the occasional bout of blackfly but sort that out with a good squirt of soapy water. The flowers are pretty as well.
Anyone got any info on bird of paradise ( can't spell the strez name !! ) Mine hasn't flowered this year - got flower stalks but think they've perished.