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Keely

Yorkshire garden. Small front border and patio and pots to rear. Find it very therapeutic and rewarding. Learnt so much from Gtags community.

Sambucus nigra

  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2018
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Keely

I've made this #variegated elder into a standard tree to encourage more birds into garden and it works a treat 💚 keeping on top of it so it doesn't get too big 😄

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Leroybe

Great idea!,that’s the beauty of elders being able to prune them to size & control them. I planted one like this to block out the neighbours window....works a treat! 😄👍🏻

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Keely

@Leroybe good idea, I've got the black lace in a huge pot in back hoping I can do same with that one too if and when its strong enough as only about 2' at minute 😄

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ShelleySnyder

That's brilliant Keely! Looking fab!!💘😍

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Keely

@ShelleySnyder alot of inspiration from you with this 😘

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ShelleySnyder

Really!? I'm thrilled!💘😍

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cyndi

Its so beautiful

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Keely

@cyndi thanks Hun. 😊

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cyndi

Very welcome

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susanhumphrey333

Looks lovely Keely. I did this to mine and it looked lovely for a couple of years. It went wild last year and hubby cut it too far back 😡 I fell out with him for a bit. It's slowly recovering but I think it will take a while to get the shape back. Reminder to myself not to leave him to it again 🙄

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Keely

@susanhumphrey333 I want it a bit higher next year as it's covering some of plants like the foxgloves so I will take off a few more branches underneath, naughty hubby 😣

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2017
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Keely

Variegated #sambuca thriving in mums garden today such huge flowers #notmygarden I have same one in front border but not as big, mums was a cutting from mine and she's let hers grow and made it more of a standard tree, she's happy now she has birds going in it 😆🕊🐦🐥

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jadojado29

Evening Keely @Keely fabulous love the flowers 😍😘

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Keely

@jadojado29 evening Suzie they are superb flowers all she's ever wanted is a tree in garden now she has let this grow she's happy as birds are coming back in now 👍

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jadojado29

Awwww that's lovely Keely @Keely always best to keep mum happy 😉😘

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titchyfra

That's beautiful

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Leroybe

Planted one of these last year to hide a neighbours roof extension at the bottom of the garden,already the height of the fence! 😃

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Keely

@Leroybe they do grow fast Leon I've always kept mine to a minimum but going to do same as mum and lift the canopy so I too get some height in front border its in a really good corner so maybe next year it will be just as high too 👍

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Leroybe

@Keely yes I've got black lace & sutherlands gold,with those I cut them down to a certain height every year. They do grow fast & if left they get a bit too big lol 😊

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susanhumphrey333

I have this Keely and can't keep up with it. I love it though and so do the birds. I sometimes get completely yellow leaves, which don't look very good, so I just cut them out 👍 Also gets lots of black fly on the tender ends, so I just cut them off to save spraying

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2016
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Keely

Variegated Sambucus coming up 👍

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