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Re: Mystery plant

Message from Iva Villi

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Mike,
This looks like Sambucus nigra Variegata (Variegated Elderberry) to me.
Iva

  • Posted: Wed. 20th May 2020 22:24

Re: A few more...

Message from Carol

In forum: Identify a plant

The first is a black elder - Sambucus nigra. Lovely pink elderflowers followed by berries that are edible (but not really nice to eat without lots of sugar to make them into cordial or jelly).
The second looks like Campanula muralis - look for blue flowers in a little while.
The third could be almost anything but at a guess is some kind of Pittosporum.

  • Posted: Wed. 20th April 2016 15:58

Re: What time of year is it best to give my sambucus nigra thundercloud it's a annual pruning. It's grown a huge amount this year with very few flowers.

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Thundercloud'

I coppice mine every year in Feb-March, removing some old canes to the ground, as mine is an old shrub.

  • Posted: Wed. 9th July 2014 17:12

What time of year is it best to give my sambucus nigra thundercloud it's a annual pruning. It's grown a huge amount this year with very few flowers.

Comment from Caroline Dawe

In forum: Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Thundercloud'

What time of year is it best to give my sambucus nigra thundercloud it's a annual pruning? It's grown a huge amount this year with very few flowers. I don't know why this should happen unless I pruned it at the wrong time last year. It's about six years old. Thank you.

  • Posted: Wed. 9th July 2014 14:56

Pollardin

Question from Adam Young

In forum: Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace'

If you pollard Sambucus Nigra Black Lace, will it flower, or is it at expense of?

  • Posted: Mon. 30th September 2013 10:11

Re: Identifying plant

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

Is it sambucus nigra ' guincho purple?

  • Posted: Tue. 27th August 2013 13:39

Re: Re: Sambucus nigra ant attack

Message from jenneffer dennis

In forum: Sambucus nigra 'Black Beauty'

.........Thank you for your response! I'll explore the organic solution you've mentioned! Thank you. x

  • Posted: Wed. 15th August 2012 14:39

Re: Sambucus nigra ant attack

Message from jenneffer dennis

In forum: Sambucus nigra 'Black Beauty'

.....thank you so much. I will try the organic solution mentioned. Not sure however whether the plant is still alive!

  • Posted: Wed. 15th August 2012 14:13

Re: Sambucus nigra ant attack

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Sambucus nigra 'Black Beauty'

Hi, Jenneffer,
I am thinking your Sambucus has blackfly - also known as black aphids. They are very tiny which is why you thought they were eggs. Aphids will suck the sap from the plant and typically attack young, tender shoots and flowers, etc.The ants are attracted to the honeydew the aphids secrete. The washing up liquid will work for a little while but you will need to repeat this frequently. You can purchase an organic insecticidal soap from garden centres which will be stronger, but will need more than one application as well. Strongest defense is a chemical pesticide.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Tue. 14th August 2012 20:52

Sambucus nigra ant attack

Comment from jenneffer dennis

In forum: Sambucus nigra 'Black Beauty'

I have noticed lots of ants crawling up and down my sambucus. Previously there were tiny little black eggs which I brushed off but I am concerned that the ants are weakening the plant.I sprayed the plant with a mild solution of washing up liquid after brushing off the eggs but this has not so far deterred the ants. Any suggestions on getting rid of the ants and strengthening the plant? Thanks.

  • Posted: Fri. 3rd August 2012 10:34

Re: Sambucus nigra 'Black Beauty'

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Sambucus nigra 'Black Beauty'

Hi, Gareth,
The straight species, Sambucus nigra is native to most of Europe (including the UK), N. Africa and SW Asia. The culivar 'Black Beauty' was bred in Kent.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Tue. 29th November 2011 23:47

Sambucus nigra 'Black Beauty'

Question from Gareth Lumb

In forum: Sambucus nigra 'Black Beauty'

What country does this plant come from?

  • Posted: Tue. 29th November 2011 19:07

Re: Re: Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Thundercloud'

Message from Jo

In forum: Trees and shrubs

Thanks Angie. Very helpful, especially the growth rate. I think this is just the input I needed to treat myself!

  • Posted: Fri. 26th August 2011 17:41

Re: Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Thundercloud'

Message from Angie Robertson

In forum: Trees and shrubs

Hi Jonathon
I can't help you with your specific plant choice, but I planted a s. nigra black lace earlier in the year. It has grown about 60cm. Not as much as I had thought, which incidently doesn't bother me.
If you prune too hard you would of course put risk to the flowers and the berries. Another option would be to only prune a selection of shoots each year eg around 1/3. That way you would ensure your flowers and berries and manage to keep it to the size you require. Cheers, Angie

  • Posted: Mon. 22nd August 2011 17:14

Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Thundercloud'

Comment from Jo

In forum: Trees and shrubs

I've been thinking about buying Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Thundercloud' or a similar variety such as 'Black Lace'. I love the foliage, which would provide a great contrast in the spot I'm thinking of, and the flowers and berries are a huge bonus. However, left to it's own devices, it's far to big for the spot I have in mind. I know I can control it's size by cutting it down to the ground every spring, but that leaves me with two questions. First, how big will it get in a single season? And secondly, does it flower and produce berries on new wood, or will I br sacrificing those? Thanks in advance!

  • Posted: Sun. 21st August 2011 05:14

Plants for swapping

Comment from Jo

In forum: Trade plants & Swap plants

Hi. I've got a number of plants I'd be happy to swap, including:

3 x English rose 'Gentle Hermione' (http://www.shootgardening.co.uk/plant/rosa-gentle-hermione)
2 x English climbing rose 'The Wedgwood Rose' (http://www.shootgardening.co.uk/plant/rosa-the-wedgwood-rose)
3 x English rose 'William Shakespeare 2000 (http://www.shootgardening.co.uk/plant/rosa-william-shakespeare-2000)
Echinops Taplow Blue (http://www.shootgardening.co.uk/plant/echinops-bannaticus-taplow-blue)
Eryngium planum (Sea Holly)
Geranium Wargrave Pink (http://www.shootgardening.co.uk/plant/geranium-x-oxonianum-wargrave-pink)
Gypsophila 'festival pink' (http://www.shootgardening.co.uk/plant/gypsophila-festival-pink-festival-series)

I'd be happy to talk about and advise on any of the plants I'm offering.

Take a look at my 'Plants I Want' list for ideas of what I'd be interested in, but I'm open to other suggestions too. I'd particularly like Sambucus nigra porphyrophylla 'thundercloud'.

  • Posted: Sat. 23rd July 2011 17:57

Moving to scotland

Question from Plummy Mummy

In forum: Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace'

I have a lovely Sambucus nigra Black Lace growing in a large pot. We currently live in South London but are about to move to Falkirk - will this plant grow up there?

  • Posted: Wed. 6th July 2011 17:21

Re: Re: Sambucus nigra

Message from Plummy Mummy

In forum: Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace'

Oh I wished I'd waited for this reply. We replanted the sambucus yesterday. Luckily I did dig the hole first (not fun on such a hot day). But we don't have the crystals. I put in bonemeal which seems to have helped some of my other plants.
I'll keep watering and also may try the sugar solution you recommended for my other plant.
Thanks very much for your advice.

  • Posted: Mon. 9th August 2010 15:24

Re: Sambucus nigra

Message from Valerie Munro

In forum: Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace'

Hi PM

There is no reason why you cannot move this plant - but perhaps it would be wiser to wait until the hot weather subsides.

My advice to you is to make the planting hole first. This means that when you have carefully removed the plant from the pot, you can make the transition to the planting hole swiftly, thereby minimising any risk of the roots getting damaged.

And I would also take the precaution of sprinkling in some watering retaining crystals into the hole before you add the plant. These were brought to the market to help stop potted plants from drying out, but I have been using them when putting plants in the open garden.

Do make sure that if you find that the roots on the sambucus are twirling around the root ball, that you carefully pare these out so that they in future will develop outwards in the proper manner and give the plant good anchorage.

After the transplant, water in well, and make sure that you keep the plant well hydrated for a period after planting when you can definitely see some new growth on the plant.

Good luck

Auntie Planty
www.auntieplanty.co.uk

  • Posted: Sun. 8th August 2010 17:14

Sambucus nigra

Question from Plummy Mummy

In forum: Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace'

I have one of these growing in a pot but want to move it to a border in front of our house. When and how is the best way to do this?

  • Posted: Thu. 5th August 2010 18:18