The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

By Hank

Cheshire, United Kingdom Gb

Look what I came across this morning at the side of the road.

It was on the opposite side to a pub I was weighing up - yes, a patch of comfrey plants. But the question was - is one allowed to avail oneself of some of these ? I wasn't sure, so helped myself liberally. Should I have ?




Legally not really, practically don't blame you as long as you didn't take too many from the same rootstock or too big a proportion of them.

28 May, 2017


Legally you cannot dig up the roots but plants by the side of the public highway can be harvested.

28 May, 2017


Thanks both, for your replies, I may fetch more plants tomorrow. The leaves are now all scrunched up in a small barrel full of water and I'll be watering my plots with resulting liquid shortly.

28 May, 2017

How do I say thanks?

Answer question


Not found an answer?