Not a weed.an Inula
I think that one is Inula royaleana
Yep I have this, it's an Inula, happily known in this household as false sunflower. Those fluffy bits open up into bright yellow flowers that the bees and butterflies love.
It does spread ( a lot) so you can just hack a bit off the roots to keep it in check
Did you send me those hollie hock.I've lost track of who sent me what now
Hi nut, yes I did, glad you like them. I inherited the plant many house moves ago now, keep bringing chunks of root of with me and keeps it going Mine looks like Gary's photo so will be flowering soon.