Elder, ogham name Ruis, rules 25th November to 22nd December. Elder is called the poor mans medicine chest because of the myriad medicinal and healing properties of all parts of the tree. The flowers make a light refreshing cordial, and the berries a rich red wine, also a soothing cough remedy.
Benjamin Britten - David Austin Roses Here is a variety of unusual colouring for an English Rose - strong salmon-pink that changes with age to a particularly strong shade of pure pink. Deeply cupped flowers gradually develop into an open, slightly cupped rosette.