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Elder nigra

(6 Posts)
granjura Sat 09-Jul-16 17:47:46

I moved a red elder from our UK garden to here in the Jura mountains of Switzerland, and feared it wouldn't cope with our harsh winters. It's been amazing - the leaves are very dark red, and much more cut than normal elder- and the flowers pink. Just made a big batch of elderflower cordial- which is pink. Just love it.

jusnoneed Sat 09-Jul-16 18:39:58

I have one in my garden and it's been a real picture this year, lots of flowers and now the berries. I have a white flowering ground cover plant around/under it and a bright green conifer beside it and they all make a really pretty grouping beside the pond.

Maranta Sat 09-Jul-16 19:09:25

Pink elderflower 'champagne' next year granjura ? Lovely.

granjura Sat 09-Jul-16 19:23:56

Got a good recipe Maranta?

Flowering now as we are at 950metre altitude- so a bit behind you lot.

Maranta Sat 09-Jul-16 19:28:18

No sorry I don't. I remember the cider bottles my mother put it in exploding in the cellar. Brown glass in those days.

granjura Sat 09-Jul-16 19:35:21

Exactly sounds too complicated and dangerous! Still remember my first attempt at making ginger beer and cleaning the mess for days after bottles exploded!