Plant ID please
is it a bit rough/prickly to touch?
Yes- not flowered
looks rather like Echium vulgare, Viper's Bugloss. Biennial, will flower next year if that's what it is.
I think you are right Nut.
I was looking at, thinking, I have got that, but could not remember what it was.
Covered in flowers at the moment, so no leaves visible.
A real bee magnet.
i was thinking the leaves looked like a gazania but hasn't flowered so wasn't sure.
Glad I asked as the echium vulgare looks good.
its in my parents garden and they were going to rip it out thinking it was a "weed"
Was thinking it could be a Helminthotheca echioides - Prickly/Bristly Oxtongue. They have strange and varied numbers of leaves and shape combos.
Would be interesting to see if it flowers this year.
I'll stick with the VB.