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    I planted some comfrey last year, and it generally looked OK, but it died back over the winter.

    Is it meant to do that, if so, when is it likely to grow back?
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    It is supposed to die. It will start to come to life again in Spring. Usually, in sunny Yorkshire mine starts to grow in April. You are in warmer climes so maybe a little earlier.
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    perfect - thanks!

    I shall make a note in my calendar and have words with it if it's not showing signs of life by then...
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    It is meant to be herbaceous, although mine is still in leaf - all the oldest leaves have died off, but the younger ones are still green and growing. I think it's probably semi-evergreen in places which get mild winters.
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    I'm in London, and mine definitely dies back in winter. Don't worry, it will grow very vigorously in the Spring!
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    I assure you,it WILL have life and more,and grows from knowhere,had my plants dug out the other year,and they have all come back from the roots they left in.
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    Can I ask what might seem a silly question but what do you grow this herb for ? Most of what I have read about it is poisonous if ingested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Can the Man View Post
    Can I ask what might seem a silly question but what do you grow this herb for ? Most of what I have read about it is poisonous if ingested.
    It makes an excellent natural fertiliser. You can soak it in water and use that water to feed your plants. Stinks though.
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