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Elder Good or Bad

Greetings all
                 Going through my tin of old seed packets looking for something to grow. I have No compost of any kind and very little soil to be found in our paved garden.
But I have come across a packet of Common Elder ( a wedding favour of several years ago ) should I plant these just because I can ?? I always thought Elder bushes to be more of a weed than a prized plant !! ( Yes I am aware of the old saying that a weed is only a plant in the wrong place )

So should I or should'nt I  ?????


  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,253
    No, unless you have many acres and plenty of wild spaces.
    There are ashtrays of emulsion,
    for the fag ends of the aristocracy.

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • B3B3 Posts: 24,413
    Maybe just one.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • DogbowlDogbowl Posts: 88
    Kind of what I thought to be honest

    How about Orange pips will they grow ?
  • B3B3 Posts: 24,413
    Apparently you can cut a tomato in half and bung it in a pot of compost.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • DogbowlDogbowl Posts: 88
    common elder
  • nick615nick615 Posts: 1,285
    The elder TREE is fairly harmless and useful for its flowers (wine and cordial) and berries.  What I call GROUND elder is evidently edible but is a very invasive weed that can be a nuisance.  COMMON elder isn't a term I recognise.
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