Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Sambucas "Black Lace" : I purchased one from a local charity garden centre about two months ago. It is now just over three feet (1mtr?) tall with flower buds just beginning to break out (a bit late perhaps?). There is a side-shoot coming out at ground level, not visible here as I took the picture from my back bedroom. I have seen somewhere that the plant should be cut down to ground level in early spring. Is this a good idea, or should I leave it for the first year?
- 2 Sep, 2010