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MizzMizz Posts: 26
What is this please? It's spreading over the garden but in small plants. I tried an app but that said it was kitchen sage or foxgloves which didn't seem right 
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  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,966
    look like foxgloves to me.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 12,415
    Could it be borage?
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • MizzMizz Posts: 26
    Do foxgloves spread like weeds? The plants are popping up all over the place 
  • MizzMizz Posts: 26
    Looking at borage pictures on Google it does seem similar. I guess I have to wait to see if it flowers? 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,870
    I think the growing tips look more like borage than foxgloves.
    Devon.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,966
    You might be right, I often get them confused.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,870
    punkdoc said:
    You might be right, I often get them confused.
    you're not the only one
    Devon.
  • MizzMizz Posts: 26
    edited February 2020
    Interesting one. We shall investigate the hairs tomorrow! I must admit when I rubbed it to see if there was a sage smell I didn't really notice the hairs. Appreciate every one's help. 
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,146
    Could be Pentaglottis sempervirens (Green Alkanet) ; if so , very invasive and can be difficult to eradicate . Deep rooting with blackish woody roots .

  • YviestevieYviestevie Posts: 7,063
    Could be comfrey, I'm always getting them mixed up in my garden.  One of them has a slightly serated edge and the other a smooth but I can't remember which is which.
    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
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