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patbeggpatbegg Posts: 5
Advice please. Large sambuka is obscuring my rose tree which is starting to flower. Can I cut the branches from sambuka without causing damage to the plant or is it best to wait until it stops flowering. Thankyou


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,743
    must be in a massive bottle  ;)
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,178
    Hello Pat  :)
    I'm guessing you mean Sambucus or Elder. It depends how much of it you want to cut back l would think, if it's just a couple of branches it should be ok.
    Maybe a photo would help, to give some idea of how much.
  • patbeggpatbegg Posts: 5
    Thank you for that. Yes it would only be a couple and perhaps not even a third of the length. It's just so we can actually see the rose tree in the shrubbery
  • patbeggpatbegg Posts: 5
    Hostafan1 said:
    must be in a massive bottle  ;)
    Sorry, not with you. It's in a shrubbery
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,358
    Sambuca is a drink  :)

    Sambucus is elder  :) 

    It was a joke.... :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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