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Howie1966
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Posted - 28/05/2016 :  18:39:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi all,Can someone point me in the right direction

Being an avid wine/cider home brewer i was wondering if anybody knew of the whereabouts of some Elderflower in or near Tredegar to pick for my home brewing.

I have been told its quite easy to grow myself if i dig up a seedling from around a bush/tree as it seeds all over the place.

Thanks

ddraig
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Posted - 29/05/2016 :  10:03:03 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They sometimes grow along the roadside, we used to pick them down along the new road,near Bedwellty pits, not sure if they are still there, don't pick off the ones very near the road though as they pick up the traffic fumes
I wasn't fussy on the elderflower wine we made,I think we must have picked the heads at the wrong time as they smelled like cats pee (supposed to pick on a sunny morning) much prefered the elderberry wine which was rich and fruity, very alchoholic, we had puple foam which bubbled up through the airlock everywhere

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billk
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Posted - 01/06/2016 :  15:55:31 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I find elderberry lot more palatable it's very fruity pick when just turning purple August September time depending on what type of summer we have. seen plenty of trees toward the old recycling site at waunlwydd area between ebbw and cwm
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Howie1966
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Posted - 16/06/2016 :  18:41:52 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks both, although ive read that Elderflower shouldnt smell of Cats or Mouldy. There are loads of bushes that Look like Elderflower, but sadly not. Ive come across the odd bush but in the end resorted to buying a small plant from a nursery online. Im going to establish by planting it into a large pot before transplanting it into the ground. Then i need to find a suitable location

Thanks for your input
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