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Profile Image Mike Eccles

oldgreyheron

I live to the south of Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire. Somewhat overcome by the work needed in the garden, I share bits of it! Twitter @oldgreyheron

Symphytum officinale

  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2021
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oldgreyheron

My comfrey is coming into bloom.

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emch

Beautiful!

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2017
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oldgreyheron

Flowers on my comfrey for the first time. Still in a pot - need to plant properly! #iphonephoto

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joanboston

It can be invasive, it might be better in the pot☺

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oldgreyheron

@joanboston A bigger pot though... You can't see it, but it must be too small at present. Very prone to drying out.

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joanboston

Can't see the pot, but definitely move it to a bigger pot Mike

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2016
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oldgreyheron

In their second year several root cuttings of comfrey are thriving in their not so big pot. Grown with #compost #fertiliser in mind. What would you advise re permanent planting? #advice

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hayleyaj

@oldgreyheron hi Mike, you know you can make great food for flowers from this? It encourages more flowers, I use it as my father in law makes it for me at his allotment 👍

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oldgreyheron

Hi @hayleyaj - thanks for the advice, I thought you could use it that way. Do you know anything about where he's got it planted?

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hayleyaj

@oldgreyheron as far as I know it's just in his patch, which is central so gets full sun. Do you know how to ferment it? 🤔😀

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oldgreyheron

I've read about it in the past @hayleyaj but forgotten! Books / Google here I come, unless of course you have the answer... 🤔😀

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hayleyaj

@oldgreyheron plenty of leaves in a bucket of water, put it out the way in a shady spot (it smells really bad!!) leave it for a few weeks then strain into a bottle (mine are in wine bottles🤔🤔🤔!) you can add what's left to the compost heap 😀👍

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oldgreyheron

@hayleyaj That's brilliant! Thank you. Do you use it neat or diluted? 👍👍👍

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hayleyaj

@oldgreyheron hi Mike, diluted just like normal plant feed 😀

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