The berries on my blue elderberry, Big Blue, are now ripening. This plant is quite spectacular; it grows 3-4 metres tall and spreads like an umbrella. My former next door neighbour would lop off the branches that leaned over the fence. But great news! New neighbours have moved into that house, and they are planties! About Big Blue, they said, Let it grow! I believe they have ambitious plans for their garden. We'll see who can have more things sprawling over the fence.