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Re: Elder cuttings.

Post: #228138 Big Al
Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:26 pm

As a side topic, I just stick cuttings in the soil and leave them. Eventually some of them will take and others won't so stick plenty in. Mind you elderberry will grow and grow and once you get it you won't get rid of it, lol.
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Re: Elder cuttings.

Post: #228140 pelmetman
Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:39 pm

No need to do cuttings here elderberries are everywhere in the hedgerows just ripe for the picking :cooldude:

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Re: Elder cuttings.

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Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:09 pm

We used to have a lot of elder growing in and around my hometown.
In recent years the town council has been ''cleaning up'' a lot. :(
I want to secure a source of elderberry's for future wines...
Last night I cleaned out a bottle of my home-brewed elderberry port with some friends,
and it was simply fabulous.
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That seems to work pretty good so far,the cutting is doing fine.
I do water it daily,since it still doesn't have a proper root system.
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Re: Elder cuttings.

Post: #230956 JeremyinCzechRep
Fri May 06, 2011 1:39 pm

Quite a few people seem to take the flowers AND the berries. I love the flowers but have never been too keen on the berries. I might throw a few into a blackberry and apple crumble but on their own I don't find them particularly pleasant. Am I missing something?
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Re: Elder cuttings.

Post: #230959 Mabu
Fri May 06, 2011 1:44 pm

pelmetman wrote:No need to do cuttings here elderberries are everywhere in the hedgerows just ripe for the picking :cooldude:

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No-one likes a show off :wink: There are hundreds of elder trees round here, lining the roads. Only problem is people are such dangerous drivers here, trying to pick them is dicing with death.

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Fri May 06, 2011 4:59 pm

JeremyinCzechRep wrote:Quite a few people seem to take the flowers AND the berries. I love the flowers but have never been too keen on the berries. I might throw a few into a blackberry and apple crumble but on their own I don't find them particularly pleasant. Am I missing something?


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Re: Elder cuttings.

Post: #230993 MKG
Fri May 06, 2011 10:59 pm

... and, as you've already mentioned blackberries, elderberry and blackberry wine. Half and half (a couple of pounds of each) gives you a wine to be proud of. Not that it's ever lasted long enough to develop pride :iconbiggrin:

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Re: Elder cuttings.

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Sun May 08, 2011 8:58 pm

...I know,my stock is depleting rapidly .
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