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    country girl is offline Germinator
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    Default Elderflower bush

    Hi All,
    Does anyone know how to grow and elderflower bush? I'm thinking takeing a cutting from one- how easy is this and how do i do it? If not i supose it must be possible to buy one somewhere? any one any ideas?

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    Default Elder bush

    Hi All,
    I'm putting this message in different forums as i'm not sure which one it fits in best... But i want to grow an elderflower bush and dont know how. I'm thinking of takeing a cutting maybe? How do i do it? when is the best time of year? and how easy is it? otherwise anyone any ideas if you can buy them anywhere?? assume you must be able to...

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    Hello Country Girl, I'm not really sure what you are asking here. Elder is a very common plant and you can buy it anywhere - B & Q, Dobbies, Woolworths or pinch a bit from your neighbour. Once you have it you can grow it as a tree or prune it down into a bush - or sell it at the church fair - it seeds all over the place. I like it myself. The leaves and flowers are very decorative for no effort and the birds love the berries. Sorry if this is not helpful. If you still have a problem obtaining elder let me know and I will send you a bit.

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    Hello Country Girl, I've just seen you're our newest member so welcome to the Vine. Happy gardening.

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    Look in the hedgerows for a seedling under an adult tree and dig up the seedling tree. In the wild they are prolific and most people have trouble getting rid of them rather than getting one to grow.

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    Country Girl welcome to the Vine.
    I have merged two of your threads into one so all the replies will be together.

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    i have masses of elder flower and can either send seeds or dig up a plant, if you want to pay the postage
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    Quote Originally Posted by adam connor
    i have masses of elder flower and can either send seeds or dig up a plant, if you want to pay the postage
    Hi Adam,
    Thanks for the offer, let me get back to you on that one, i am going to have a hunt for some this weekend. If i cant find any then yes of course i will pay postage for you to send me some... It is everywhere but it always seems to be on the side of busy main roads or in peoples gardens but im going on a back lane tour to look for some. I'll keep you posted.,
    CG

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