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    Looks more like a Moor...
    Happy to post you some Bocking rootlets if you decide to be wise...

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    I say Bocking... They've never self seeded but I haven't got a certificate....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldy View Post
    Looks more like a Moor...
    Happy to post you some Bocking rootlets if you decide to be wise...

    It's just a field of overgrown grass.
    Hear last hay crop was about 10 years ago.
    The orra bit is covered with willow herb and nettles, with an under cover rhubarb patch has an old track running through it with a half dozen young trees
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    I had a lump off a friends allotment. I just split it to divide it and now have abut 6 hefty plants around the garden. It is hard to dig out though as the root is thick and goes down a long way. I wouldn't be without it though - an excellent plant. In the summer it is alive with every kind of pollinator and literally buzzes! I can spend a good amount of time just sitting watching the goings on as critters come and go. It's brilliant actually
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    Hi

    Newbie here, so probably a stupid question, does bocking 14 spread like the one that sets seed? Someone told me when comfrey (didn't tell me what kind) comes back after winter, it'll come back with more than one plant. I have s. officinale seeds and I'm a bit worried about using them now after reading they spread a lot. I don't have a lot of space, but comfrey's pros seem to outweigh the cons.

    Thank you in advance.

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    ^I've just read Cadalot's post on his blog about his allotment neighbour. After reading that, I wouldn't sow it. If you've not read it, check message six on page one of this thread for Cadalot's link.
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    In many ways that's another reason I don't mind giving up the Spencer Road plot, as they didn't manage it even after I told them not to let it go to seed. There are photos on my blog on how fast 2year old comfrey grows. I will be potting in another comfrey bed on my new plot next to my existing plot, but it will come from root cuttings from my original Blocking 14.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldy View Post
    Looks more like a Moor...
    Happy to post you some Bocking rootlets if you decide to be wise...
    Thanks for the cuttings.

    I've gone the put it in a pot and grow it on until I decide where to put it.


    on a side note, the comfrey seed I had didn't grow so that decision was made for me.

    Thanks for all the advice.
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