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valjones-hughes

Time for a update. Been here for 5 years now so the garden is no longer brand new. It’s still windy, it’s still stony and I still have so many plans.

Sambucus racemosa 'Sutherland Gold'

  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2020
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valjones-hughes

Sutherland Gold Elder glowing in the golden hour #elder #eldersutherlandgold #sambucus #sambucussutherlandgold

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valjones-hughes

Love how this changes colour as the season goes on. #sambucussutherlandgold #redeldersutherlandgold #elder

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Leonplantaddict

Love this elder for leaf colour,I’ve just cut all my flowers off,after pruning it back to a certain height. 🤔

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tash74

That's pretty Val! Always a bit wary of elders, is it well behaved? I'm afraid of it suckering and coming up in the paving and gravel if it's in quite a narrow border.

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valjones-hughes

Hi Tash. I have two, neither of them, this one and black lace. They take well to pruning so you can keep them to the size you want. They make a great background shrub in a bed because of their colour. I’m really happy with mine.

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shaz831

Stunning colours and great photo 📸👌👌

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valjones-hughes

@Leroybe it might go again, I did the same one year and I got some late flowers. It’s a great colour, mine is next to my black lace and although it’s not as vigorous the contrast is lovely.

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Leonplantaddict

@valjones-hughes yes I usually get a few late flowers but sacrifice all the early ones,funnily enough I’ve got the same two next to each other.....love the contrast! 😊

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valjones-hughes

Plumping up nicely #newgrowth

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lovemygarden65

Yeh 👍👍👍

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valjones-hughes

Disappointing day, was hoping for some good gardening time but only a meagre hour when the sun finally came out at the end of the day. Managed a bit of dead heading but got a good look at the developments while I’ve been away. #sambucussutherlandgold #elder #buds

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jendren

The colours are fab Val. I got four hours done today. First real work outside for about two weeks 😅

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valjones-hughes

Such hard going this year @jendren, we need a break!

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greenfinger14

Loving all the colours in that too 👏😍

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valjones-hughes

Thanks @jendren @greenfinger14 interesting that it’s so purple at this stage. It confused me because it’s right next to the ‘black lace’ and looks almost as purple as that but I know it will be yellow gold when its in full leaf!

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