Wednesday, 13 June 2007

Elder - Sambucus nigra

Elder tree growing in my back garden. I love the smell that these flowers give off. Everywhere i go there seems to be elder bursting into flower. Apparanly rabbits hate this plant so you can often find it growing close to their warrens.

I'm tempted to try and pick some elder and make some cordial out of it but i'm worried it would be too polluted coming from a city garden. Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall had a recipe in last week's guardian showing you how to make battered elderflowers... sounds a bit greasy to me! Find the recipe here: Guardian

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