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Sambucus nigra black lace

LeeendeanLeeendean Posts: 70
Hi there just brought and sambucus black lace this moring any tips on planting in the soil or is it just straight forwards like any shrub/ tree it’s saying on the care card soak in bucket of water for 10 mins then plant in the soil is this true as never heard of this before 

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 31,525
    Any shrub, or plant, needs to be moist before planting, so soaking them for a bit just ensures that.
    Of course, the aftercare is important too, but at this time of year, when many gardens are on the dry side, it just prevents plants sitting in soil, and not absorbing the water they're given, which then prevents proper establishment. The water just runs off.

    All Elders are pretty straightforward though   :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 2,390
    It's an easy and unfussy shrub, so good choice 😊. Soaking the rootball before planting is a good thing to do for pretty much anything, to make sure that there aren't any dry bits in there. It's good to see a grower putting it on the label.
  • LeeendeanLeeendean Posts: 70
    Ok thanks fairy girl I’ll give it a good soak now with my watering can make sure it’s moist like you say thank you. It’s a lovely shrub as well 
  • LeeendeanLeeendean Posts: 70
    JennyJ said:
    It's an easy and unfussy shrub, so good choice 😊. Soaking the rootball before planting is a good thing to do for pretty much anything, to make sure that there aren't any dry bits in there. It's good to see a grower putting it on the label.
    Yea thank you Jenny I must say it’s a beautiful looking shrub the black leaves look so nice 
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