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Comfrey at Crocus

by Diane - April 5th, 2012.
Filed under: allotment, Crocus.

Crocus has this comfrey plant available. It’s a garden and allotment essential that you can make your own fertiliser from! Pick the leaves from established plants and soak in water to make a smelly but powerful brew! Dilute and water on plants. Use whole leaves in the bottom of the planting hole for potatoes.

Symphytum 'Hidcote Blue' (Comfrey)

Symphytum ‘Hidcote Blue’ (Comfrey) £6.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: moist, fertile soil Rate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: April and May Flower colour: pale blue and white Other features: contact with the foliage may cause skin irritation; the roots and leaves may cause severe discomfort if ingested Hardiness: fully hardy Pendent clusters of pale blue and white tubular flowers in April and May above mounds of mid-green leaves. This pretty pink form of comfrey is best planted in bold drifts in a moist, partially shady site. It makes excellent groundcover for semi-wild areas of the garden and a good companion for ferns and shade-loving woodland plants. Garden care: Mulch with well-rotted manure in spring and dead-head after flowering to encourage the growth of young foliage.

Eventual Height: 0.45m and
Eventual Spread: 0.45m