A lovely little spider with web amongst flowers on my black lace bush
Think its candy stripe, could only get the underside
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looks like an Araniella curcurbitina
I like the look of the plant that it's on , very pretty.
you could be right with the species.
The plant was only very small when I purchaced it , now grows about 12 ft and has to be trimmed evey year. Lots of people remark a bout it and go and buy one.
I'll take a picture and put it on the thread
Here we go just been and taken a photo. It could well be more than 12 ft. More blossom to come. The blossom changes into bunches of berries but the birds don't seem to bother with them, so have to cut them off like bunches of small grapes every year
That is a lovely tree. I was going to ask if it gets berries, but you have answered that question.
I think it is an Elderberry cultivar
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I believe its Ederberry Black lace, thats all I know. mine is a few years old now
Thanks for posting the pics of your bush,
it's certainly got some Elder in there, beautiful,!
Ray, If you are prepared to experiment leave the berries on this year. Birds won't take them until they are fully ripe. You can use them to make elderberry jelly or wine. Like all elderberries, if using for human consumption best to cook to avoid tummy upset. Beautiful plant.
Caroline in Jersey
I do leave them till they are ripe but will leave a little longer.
I won't eat anything I am not 100% sure about. If anyone wants the berries they are welcome
Hi Ray. Mrs GP collects the flowers from our standard Elderberry bush's and makes some fantastic Champagne type drink ,very refreshing on a summers evening!! and the later in the year she makes elderberry wine with the berry's.
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Wonderful photos of the spider Ray, it's a beautiful little thing and your elderberrys beautiful too.
I've got normal Elderberry in my garden and keep thinking I must make some wine, but just never got round to it..... Hic!
EDIT: thanks for link to flower drink Grandpaddy Mick, will have a go at that.
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