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15/07/2013 at 15:04


This appeared last year. It just got bigger and bigger with no flower so we cut it out but it's back!

15/07/2013 at 15:06


15/07/2013 at 15:46

Looks like a foxglove to me but may also be a verbascum - both tend to appear in random locations due to having tiny seeds which blow about in the wind.  Verbascums are quite late flowering compared to foxgloves so I'd leave it a while.  The wild verbascum is Verbascum thapsus aka Great Mullein and has yellow flowers on a tall spike.

15/07/2013 at 17:24

looks like comfrey.both foxglove and verbascum are bienniel and if hacked back usually die. Comfrey has a deep taproot and can be cut down 6 times a year and will still surface next year.

15/07/2013 at 18:23

Think you're right fidget. MrsDins make sure you get all the root out or it will grow again.

15/07/2013 at 21:27

Ooh ok thanks

16/07/2013 at 00:43

If it's comfrey it is good for the compost.  Do not be too quick to kill it!

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