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Hello,
I'm a new gardener and have this in my garden, can anyone tell me what it is and if it's any trouble?
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James

Can anyone identify this?

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  • Posted: Fri. 13th December 2019 21:05

Re: Can anyone identify this?

Reply from Carol

Do you mean the low stuff in the foreground? It could be comfrey (I don't think it's pulmonaria or foxgloves). Or it could be alkanet. If it has blue star-shaped flowers in the spring it is alkanet and I would dig it out. Alkanet is a bit prickly and has very deep roots that 'bleed' yellow sap. (I think it was formerly used in dying, but I have found it to be annoyingly invasive). It it's comfrey , it will have pale flowers like bells that change colour pink to blue and bees love it. It's also supposed to be good at concentrating useful minerals. But it also spreads quite energetically. So.... definitely dig it out where you want to plant something else, and if you leave a patch, don't plant anything precious too close to it.

  • Posted: Sat. 14th December 2019 17:55

Re: Re: Can anyone identify this?

Reply from James Ciclitira

Thank you!

  • Posted: Sat. 14th December 2019 20:07