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07/03/2014 at 13:42

This keeps coming up in my veg patch. I have never left it long enough to see if it flowers but it spreads like wildfire! It's pretty prickly too, so I have to use gloves when getting it out!

 

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Edd
07/03/2014 at 13:48
Edd wrote (see)

I could be well off here Luubear but it reminds me of forget-me-nots.

 Foxglove?

07/03/2014 at 14:10

Or comfrey?

Edd
07/03/2014 at 14:16
Welshonion wrote (see)

Or comfrey?

Thats it Welshonion. That explains the spiky hairs.

07/03/2014 at 14:35

looks more like Borage to me, which forget-me-not is in the family of.

07/03/2014 at 15:36

I looked up comfrey and wow, yeah, that makes ALOT of sense. People use it as natural fertiliser. There's so much about it online! Seeing as its in my veg patch from the people previously, I guess that's what they were using it for! Well I'm still going to dig it up, because from the sounds of it unless I dig a long long way down, it will keep coming back! So I'm going to dig up what I can and plant it in an area down the end of the garden so it can go wild and I can't experiment with the leaves

07/03/2014 at 15:57

Although, most of the pictures I see of comfrey, they don't have spots

07/03/2014 at 16:19

Try green alkanet, Pentaglossis sempervirens

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