Hi, we have this in our back garden and want to know what it is and if it poisonous. Can anyone advise please?
Not poisonous as far as I know but the pigeons will eat them all anyway and return them onto your car if you park under a tree at this time of year. Same goes for blackberries
Sambucus nigra...elderberry....Can be used to make wine/jelly etc.
Certainly not poisonous, B3, and IMO a much underrated plant. Grows almost anywhere, needs next to no care, only cutting when it gets too big, produces edible flowers and fruit. I like to add the berries to my Apple crumble.
The flowers are fabulous too - in all sorts of ways
Tha's a nice idea josusa. We have lots growing locally - might need to go foraging
I have one that self-seeded in just the right place. I wanted a small tree and there it appeared.
I keep it pruned to a good shape. The branches are easy to cut when they're green. It actually looks better than the Sutherland gold that I planted elsewhere.