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Sun 25-Mar-12
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mr. trench
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It looks a bit like foxglove - but I don't think it is.  I have several in my garden - is it a weed?

 

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Borage is a possibility if not Foxglove.

I'll try that again!

Sun 25-Mar-12
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just let it grow..lol...if its pretty its a flower if its not its a weed

Sun 25-Mar-12
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good call - I think it may be borage

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Sun 25-Mar-12
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I'd be more worried that it's comfrey - which makes a brilliant fertilizer but self seeds prolifically, they are both members of the borage family, I think you may need to let it flower and see what colour the flowers are.

Mon 26-Mar-12
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Hi Terrier,  It's not comfrey - I have that already in a corner of the garden & it's already flowering.  Now wondering if the leaves are not hairy enough for borage.  Maybe it is foxglove?

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Foxglove was the one that came to mind when I saw itcheers

Mon 26-Mar-12
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I suppose it could be, our rosettes are flatter than that, but are you further south and maybe it's already sending up a flower shoot, would be interested to know what becomes of it.

Mon 26-Mar-12
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I do grow foxgloves.  The thing that's confusing me is that they are all over the garden scattered - whilst I plant in drifts... having said that, the wife planted out last year.  🙁

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Tue 27-Mar-12
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kayerunrig said:

just let it grow..lol...if its pretty its a flower if its not its a weed

A weed is just a flower in the wrong place smile

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Foxgloves move around in my garden, they never stay where I want them.

I'll try that again!

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I was forever pulling them up at my friend's place where I used to garden as they kept moving about.cheers

Tue 27-Mar-12
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I like the fact that the foxgloves move about the garden, it adds to the interest.

Now if it was triffids I would be worried!

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Last year I had a pure white one with three stems, I was hoping that it might seed itself about but the gardener strimmed it the silly man.

I'll try that again!

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TA, I have a pale yellow one, however waiting to see if it's self seeded anywhere...bet it hasn't, bet all the normal ones have done it though!!

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