What is it?

Budgie53Budgie53 Posts: 6

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 Hi. Hope somebody can help identify this plant. It came up last year, no flowers, leaves as much 12 inches in lenght and the spread was approx two and a half foot. Height about eighteen to twentyfour inches.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,611

    Bet it has flowers like this very soon - 

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    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Budgie53Budgie53 Posts: 6

    Thank you Dovefromabove, will not dig it up then and wait for the flowers.

  • daydaisydaydaisy Posts: 364

    If it's not a foxglove it could be comfrey, they look very similar. Time will tell!

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 12,087

    My foxglove leaves are a bit furrier, I'd go for comfrey, but hard to tell at this stage.

  • landgirl100landgirl100 Posts: 655

    Could we have a picture of the whole plant? It sometimes helps to see the habit.

  • Budgie53Budgie53 Posts: 6

    OK will do it tomorrow. Thanks

     

  • plotskierplotskier Posts: 65

    If it has a long tap root, it's comfrey - if so, cut off all the leaves, pop in a plastic bucket cutting the lid off so it sits inside, stick a brick on top, leave for 3 weeks , and hey presto, liquid manure. Stinks a bit but dilute 1:10 with water and use it for rasps, apples, and other fruit .

  • plotskierplotskier Posts: 65

    If it's foxglove, enjoy the flowers but don't cut the leaves off.

  • Budgie53Budgie53 Posts: 6

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     Hi Landgirl100.  Hope this helps thanks for your interest.

  • landgirl100landgirl100 Posts: 655

    Thanks, looks a nice little border. Foxglove is still the best bet, let's hope it puts up a flower spike soon!

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