First flowering

Record elder first flowering when the petals of the first individual flower in a cluster are open sufficiently for you to see inside the flower.

If you have recorded elder events before, continue to record on the same shrub.

Expected Date Range: late April to mid-June 

Available historic data: we have very good data from 1933-1947, and some records from 1972-1999 

Just right

  • (Judith Garforth/WTML)

Too early

  • (Judith Garforth/WTML)

Too late

  • (Judith Garforth/WTML)