finding comfrey

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ranat22

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Re: finding comfrey
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2012, 12:58 »
cheers for the replies folks..i genuenly thought it grew in abundence like a weed  :wacko:


p.s cheers SnooziSuzi.......i'm in fence houses,i'll ask about here first,there is loads of allotments...if i have no luck i'll take you up on you kind offer  :)

pps.how often do you use nettle/comfrey tea on your plants...ie tomato.thanx
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Re: finding comfrey
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2012, 14:39 »
pps.how often do you use nettle/comfrey tea on your plants...ie tomato.thanx

I usually feed my toms about once a week with the stuff, spuds the same.

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Re: finding comfrey
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2012, 18:33 »
We've got it growing wild all over our allotment site, just like the weeds! Good time to look for it though as it is just coming into flower, small an purple, the flowers that is :) also got bocking  14 from eBay last year all 3 plants came back this spring and doing well :)

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Re: finding comfrey
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2012, 12:23 »
is this comfrey?



hope link works

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Re: finding comfrey
« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2012, 14:13 »
Certainly looks like it, except my flowers are more blue, but I don't know if I've got bocking 14 or not.  It certainly doesn't spread all over the place.  Just grows in the spot I put it in.

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Re: finding comfrey
« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2012, 09:53 »
bump....................just seeing if any comfrey growers can confirm the pic above may be this russian comfrey.....i think they are the same,but would like comfermataion before i make a tea from it...thanx


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Re: finding comfrey
« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2012, 09:58 »
We've got it growing wild all over our allotment site, just like the weeds! Good time to look for it though as it is just coming into flower, small an purple, the flowers that is :) also got bocking  14 from eBay last year all 3 plants came back this spring and doing well :)

so the best time to make it is when they come into flower?..cheers for the tip  :)

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Re: finding comfrey
« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2012, 10:37 »
There's a nice pic here

for you to decide.

As long as you are going to cut it before it sets seed - it really doesn't matter anyway ;)
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Re: finding comfrey
« Reply #23 on: July 09, 2012, 19:37 »
Looks like comfrey to me too. Great on the compost to speed up the rotting process also good to soak you feet in after a long day on the Lottie with some mint at other herbs in there to make it smell nice :)

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Re: finding comfrey
« Reply #24 on: July 09, 2012, 20:32 »
we have comfrey growing all over our site I even have some growing in my compost heap well at least I think its comfrey as I always get it confused with bergamot !!  :blush:
« Last Edit: July 10, 2012, 13:37 by starry »
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Re: finding comfrey
« Reply #25 on: July 09, 2012, 22:03 »
A few years ago, the 'Estate' by us ( that's landed Gentry 'Estate', rather than housing ) planted up 'umpteen acres' with it.....I suspect as a 'green manure' ?  Being 'Gentry' I don't think their Farm Manager quite realised the long term implications of 100's of acres of Comfrey, 10 years down the line.  Every hedgerow, bye-way & verge now has great "stands" of the stuff.

I didn't know it was Ebay-able........ :ohmy:

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Re: finding comfrey
« Reply #26 on: July 09, 2012, 22:10 »
It grow all along the verge on my way to the lotty and has a dark pruple flower the one at hom has pink / blue flowersand my neighbour has a white variety
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