Ho ho ho, I'm excited just found a plant at my local nursery so they're putting one away for me to pick up next week.
Sara, you've given me some really good ideas on doing my own champagne and wine and if I can I'll look at eventually only having my own... LOVE IT!!
This site looked to have some interesting seed:http://www.beautanicals.com.au/elder.html
We use the flowers of the Elder to treat colds and sore throats.
The leaves are applied to bruises.
The berries taste wonderful, and are very high in vitamin C.
A tablespoon of fresh Elderberries, mashed in one cup of water and brought to the boil makes a great analgesic headache brew.
A tea of the leaves is an eco-friendly insecticide. The flowers, soaked in water overnight with a spoonful of sugar is a refreshing drink.
What more could you ask for in a plant?
Got to agree with the last sentence, what more could you ask for.