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Help identify please

So this came up last year from one of my bee bombs but never flowered. It stayed all winter and is now growing very fast. Is it a foxglove? Should I get rid? Will it flower? It's starting to grow around some of my smaller shrubs. 

Thanks. 

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  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,013
    No pic 😊
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3 said:
    No pic 😊
    Here you go. I do that with attachments and emails all the time. 🤦‍♂️
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 20,369
    I think it's a Foxglove, which would explain why it didn't flower last year. You could remove some of the leaves that are getting in the way of other plants.
    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,136
    Looks like Symphytum sp...common name Comfrey.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 20,369
    That was the other one I was thinking of but couldn't remember its name - the joys of growing older. If it is Comfrey I would dig it up, it can be a thug.
    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • That was the other one I was thinking of but couldn't remember its name - the joys of growing older. If it is Comfrey I would dig it up, it can be a thug.
    I was thinking of digging it up. No idea how it got there, unless it was from the bee bombs. But its Def start to invade the space around it. 

    If it was foxglove or comfrey when would they likely start to flower, just so I know which one it is. Not a fan of foxgloves neither. 
  • BlueBirderBlueBirder Posts: 176
    Comfrey grows from tubers, so if you dug it up carefully, you would be able to tell whether the plant is foxglove or comfrey that way. My bet is on foxglove, but I'm not 100% sure! 
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze I garden in South Notts on an improved clay soil Posts: 3,040
    I think it is comfrey. Foxgloves flower in May but because many are biennial you may not have flowers until next year. Comfrey is flowering now but again as this plant is young you may not have any flowers. I grow it near my compost bin makes a good [if smelly] plant feed.
    The most serious gardening I do would seem very strange to an onlooker,for it involves hours of walking round in circles,apparently doing nothing. Helen Dillon.
  • AnniDAnniD South West UKPosts: 10,992
    I'm heading in the direction of comfrey as well. Either way, if you don't want it there, dig it up and replant it elsewhere, or maybe pot it up and see what happens. 
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